Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera)
Common Name Sea Grape
Latin Name Coccoloba uvifera
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
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.
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 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.