Coccoloba diversifolia

Pigeon Plum

Polygonaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,yellow
Fruit Color:Purple
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Interesting bark, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Shade tree.
Propagation:Seed
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Fruits are used by birds and other wildlife. 

Insects:
  

Nectar plant for large orange sulphur (Phoebis agarithe), Schaus' swallowtail (Papilio aristodemus ponceanus) and other butterflies.

Pollinated by bees.

Native Habitats:Coastal uplands

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Fruits are edible.