Chrysobalanus icaco

coco plum

Chrysobalanaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 10-30 ft    Width: 10-20 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      purple,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Hedges, specimen plants, screens.
Propagation: Seed or hardwood cuttings.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay
Soil pH Range: Broadly tolerant

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Attracts various pollinators. Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. Provides dense cover.
Native Habitats: Coastal swamps, beaches, cypress dones, Everglades tree islands, edges of ditches and canals.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11

Other

Ethnobotany: Jelly is sometimes made from the fruits.