Coccoloba uvifera

seagrape

Polygonaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 10-50 ft    Width: 3-35 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      green,black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy fruits, hurricane wind resistance, fall color, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Works well as a specimen plant where its coarse (heavy, thick, large leaves) is an asset.
Considerations: Fast growing, tends to sprawl. Very cold sensitive if planted inland from the coast even in the counties noted as its range. Unless cold is extreme, it will sprout back from the root. Leaves take a long time to decompose, so plant where leaf litter is not a problem.
Propagation: Layering, seed.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Attracts pollinators. Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.
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 with sweet-sour flavor sometimes used to make jams and jellies. It is possible to make wine from the fruits. The resin of the bark has been used in tanning and dying.
Other Comments: Can be pruned.