Coccoloba diversifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B 

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Pigeon Plum


Plant Specifics

Size:30-40 (60) ft tall by 10-20 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,yellow
Fruit Color:Purple
Phenology:Evergreen. Relatively long-lived (Nelson 2003). Blooms year round but predominantly spring-summer.
Habitats:Coastal uplands


Recommended Uses:

Shade tree.  Narrow crown is said to make it a good choice for avenues, narrow entryways, and areas between houses. 

Can be used as a large container plant.

Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Sand



Fruits are used by birds and other wildlife. 

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

Pollinated by bees.