Due to its high salt-tolerance the Green Buttonwood is a common shoreline tree and it is often found in association with mangrove swamps. It also grows well further inland and can develop into a nice shade tree.
The Silver Buttonwood is a common landscaping variety of the Green Buttonwood. Buttonwood gets its name from the brownish-red fruits which are cone like and referred to as buttons.
In the past the wood of the Green Buttonwood was used to make charcoal as well as to smoke fish and meat.
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