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My mother bought this plant and has no idea about it's characteristics and the name, she would love some help in identifying it so that she could care for it correctly.

I would really appreciate any help! Thanks so much in advance.

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    I'll take a stab and suggest Eucalyptus parvula (previously E. parvifolia), maybe?
    – Bamboo
    Oct 25, 2013 at 12:32
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    Do the leaves have a menthol like smell when crushed? That would confirm Bamboo's guess.
    – kevinskio
    Oct 25, 2013 at 14:48
  • I'll ask my Mom to crush and smell it. I'll post here again after I hear back. Thanks so much!
    – apertur
    Nov 1, 2013 at 1:29

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Maybe Conocarpus erectus v sericeus. Silver Buttonwood. Where was the plant purchased? Silver Buttonwood is native to south florida. Typically a small-medium sized tree to 25', often pruned to a 3-6' hedge. Prefers full sun, tolerant of light shade, fairly easy to maintain. Fruit is a cone like. Check link, http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/Buttonwood.pdf

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