Coccoloba diversifolia

pigeon plum

Polygonaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30-40 (60) ft    Width: 10-20 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      purple
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage, interesting bark

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shade tree.
Propagation: Seed
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Fruits are used by birds and other wildlife. Larval food for a number of butterflies including Schaus' swallowtail (Papilio aristodemus) and large orange sulphur (Phoebis agarithe).
Native Habitats: Coastal uplands

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Ethnobotany: Fruits are edible.