Pigeon Plum (Coccoloba diversifolia)

Plant Creations Nursery Pigeon Plum

 Common Name  Pigeon Plum

Latin Name Coccoloba diversifolia

Family Polygonaceae

Native Yes

Zone  10B-11 

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 


Main Uses 

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.

The Pigeon Plum is very similar in appearance to its Sea Plum and Sea Grape relatives.

Wildlife Attractant

Its sweet fruit attracts birds, such as the mockingbird, robin, pigeon, dove, and woodpecker, creating a nice natural habitat for indigenous wildlife.


Plant Creations Nursery Pigeon Plum