Breynia Snow Bush 4In

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Botanical Name: Breynia Disticha

Other Names: Hawiian Snow Bush, Snowbush

A beautiful tropical shrub with pink new foliage that matures to green with white variegation, showy foliage looks great all season, prefers part sun and rich, well drained soil, great for containers, mixed borders, or massed planting

Plant Categories: Shrub, Hedge Shrub, Evergreen Shrub

Water Requirements
Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Partial Shade

Plant Height
10 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
8 Feet


Noteworthy Foliage

Interesting Bark

Out of stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone9b
Soil PreferenceRich
Growth RateFast
Recommended Pruning MethodCan Prune At Anytime


Foliage TypeEvergreen
Plant FormUpright Spreading
Foliage MarkingsVariegation


Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategorySnow Bush
Landscape ApplicationMassing, Screening, Garden, Container


Planting & Growing

Snow Bush will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should be grown in a location with partial shade or which is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

Snow Bush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Landscape Attributes

Snow Bush is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Snow Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Mass Planting, Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use, Container Planting

Ornamental Features

Snow Bush has attractive white-variegated green foliage which emerges pink in spring on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. The oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. The dark gray bark and red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.