Vitis shuttleworthii

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Calusa Grape


Plant Specifics

Size: ft tall by to 20 ft ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Noted for:Showy fruits, Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Grown by enthusiasts.
Considerations:High climbing woody vine.
Propagation:Can be grown from de-pulped seed, and from cuttings with difficulty.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:



Animals eat the berries.

Native Habitats:Moist forests and pinelands. Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with humusy top layer.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Edible.