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Breynia Cernua

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Breynia cernua (Iron Range)  is a small tree or bushy multi-trunked shrub reaching a height of about 6 feet (1.83 m) with a 3 ft spread. Breynia cernua (Iron Range)   tree has weeping branches and a compact dense crown. Also, the common name comes from a location in Australia where the plant is native. In addition, the burgundy red leaves are simple, entire, pointed, broadly lanceolate. The leaf appears in two stepped rows on each side of the twig, each leaf 3 1/2 by 2 inches.

The plant has tiny unisex greenish-brown flowers. The cup-like female flowers are borne on leaf axils. Also the fruits are globular red berries under .5 inch (12.7 cm) in diameter and attract birds. For propagation purposes, use the tiny seeds or sucker divisions for Breynia cernua (Iron Range).

Furthermore, Breynia cernua ( sp. ‘Iron Range’)   grows well in sandy, limestone soils (if well-drained). Importantly, It needs pruning to achieve a tree form. In addition, you can also create a hedge. Overall, it is a hardy low-maintenance plant. The distinctive reddish leaves and fruits make the Iron Range tree an excellent accent or specimen plant. You can place it in a coastal garden or patio. Also, you can use it as an indoor or outdoor container plant. Published information on the taxonomy and growth requirements of Iron Range is incomplete; for the latter see comparable data under Breynia distichia.

Other names: (Breynia sp. ‘Iron Range’)

Additional information


25 gal., 45 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native


Southwest Asia

Drought Tolerance

Moderate Drought Tolerance

Light Requirements

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Salt Tolerance

Low Salt Tolerance

Flower Color

Green to Brown



Common Name

Iron Range

Flowering Season