SEAGRAPE

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COMMON NAME Seagrape, Sea Grape
BOTANICAL NAME Coccoloba uvifera
HEIGHT 20′ to 30′
WIDTH 20′ to 25′
DIOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 100+ years
COLD TOLERANCE 33° F
SOIL TYPE Sandy
DROUGHT TOLERANCE High
SALT TOLERANCE Very high
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun to part shade
FLOWER Spikes of tiny, white flowers
MONTH OF COLOR January to August
FRUIT Produces fruit March to October. Green unripe, purple-like ripe. Occurs in drupes as grapes do. Edible. Starchy and bitter if unripe.
COMMENTS Shrub that is very tolerant of salt and drought. Broad, round leaves with thick, red veins. Growth rate is moderate. Needs little care. Great for Merritt Island of the beach. Important source of food for wildlife. Tall seagrapes help prevent sea turtles from being distracted by city and building lights. Xeriscaping compatible.
PRICE 3 gallon $13