Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ice Cream Bush

I love my Ice Cream Bush at home with its leaves in various shades of pink, cream and green.  The botanical name of the Ice Cream Bush is Breynia disticha 'Roseo-picta' and its also known as the Snow Bush.  The bush is evergreen or should I say everpink/geen.  According to my research they are native to the Pacific Islands, like lots of water and usually grow up to three feet tall although my one stands as high as the roof.


11 comments:

  1. They are pretty - I don't have one :(

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  2. I like all the variegated colors, but am disappointed it doesn't give ice cream.

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  3. Phenomenal colors on that plant! Now need to do some more research on it. Thanks for posting.

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  4. Charon asks

    Can this plant be pruned & please pass on any other tips full son etc etc

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  5. I agree with you It is a privelege to have an ice cream bush in the Garden. Their first new leaves after the winter are so stunningly pink, green and craem.

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  6. can this plant be grown inside or is it exclusively outdoors

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    1. I've only seen them outdoors because they grow into quite a big bush, but I'm sure they would be able to grow inside.

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  7. I would like to grow one in Sydney Australia. The position in the garden is partly shaded

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    1. Mine only gets sun in the mornings and is in the shade in the afternoons. Can't see partially shady will be a problem.

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    1. I have a couple that gets morning sun and shade for the rest of the day and they grow fast. I have another one standing in the full sun which doesn't grow that fast though

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