Common Name Pigeon Plum
Latin Name Coccoloba diversifolia
Height 15-25 Feet
Spread 20-30 Feet
Salt Water Tolerance High
Salt Wind Tolerance High
Drought Tolerance High
Soil clay; sand; loam; acidic; alkaline; well-drained
Sun Full Sun; Partial Sun/Shade
Wildlife Attractant Birds eat fruits
Scurlock, J. Paul (1987) Native trees and shrubs of the Florida Keys. 2nd Ed. Pennsylvania
Pigeon Plum Coccoloba diversifolia
The Pigeon Plum is great as a shade tree creating an enticing canopy for your patio and/or yard
Its high wind tolerance makes this a hurricane resistant tree perfect for your garden.
The Pigeon Plum tree is native to the Florida Keys, south Florida, and the West Indies.
The fruit can be eaten raw or made into jelly or wine.
Some characteristics of the Pigeon Plum include a light gray bark and a diversified leaf shape and size.
In full sun, this plant is thought to be fast growing. It throws purple fruit in which birds enjoy eating.
Its sweet fruit attracts birds, such as the mockingbird, robin, pigeon, dove, and woodpecker, creating a nice natural habitat for indigenous wildlife.