Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera)

Plant Creations Nursery Sea Grape

Common Name  Sea Grape

Latin Name Coccoloba uvifera

Family Polygonaceae

Zone  10A-10B-11 

Height 10-50;62 Feet

Spread Almost as wide as it is tall 

Salt Water Tolerance High

Salt Wind Tolerance High 

Drought Tolerance High 

Soil  Tolerates most soil types 

Sun Full Sun

Wildlife Attractant Butterflies; larger wildlife

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Main Uses

The Sea Grape is perfect as large shade trees in coastal areas, as well as formal or informal hedges and as buffer plants.

Considered a front line plant, the Sea Grape is tolerant of extreme exposure to salt spray.

It’s mainly found near beaches and sandy dunes, however, they can still be used in yards and streets.

Appearance 

Once established, it does not require any supplemental water, making it a lower maintenance tree.. 

The leaves of the Sea Grape are very noticeable in that they are large and roundish in shape, ranging from 6-12 inches in diameter.  

The Sea Grape is very similar in appearance to its Sea Plum and Pigeon Plum relatives. Much like the Pigeon Plum, the Sea Grape's fruit can be also be made into jelly and wine.

Wildlife Attractant 

The growth patterns allow for substantial coverage for wildlife.

The Sea Grape fruits are eaten by many birds and is a nectar plant for Florida Duskywing, Julia, Schaus' Swallowtail, the introduced Fulvous Hairstreak, and other butterflies. Larger wildlife eat the fruits.

Plant Creations Nursery Sea Grape