Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera)

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What screams Florida coastline better than their native friend, the Sea Grape? Sea Grapes are a perennial fruiting shrub from the buckwheat family and are native to Florida, the Caribbean, South America, and the West Indies.  Sea Grape plants can be found in coastal hammocks and landscapes from central Florida southward.  

Tolerant to just about anything a shoreline can throw, be it salt, wind or hot summer sun, the sea grape thrives and holds its ground. Literally, being one of the best shoreline erosion controllers on the sand. These signature backdrops make noteworthy beach hedges. They bear large red-veined (more so when younger) ornamental leaves, historically used by sailors as natural notepads to document their on-shore explorations. Sea Grape leaves can measure up to 10 inches around.  That could be an entire treasure map! 

Your garden is just waiting for you to write it a love note on the Sea Grapes leaves!

Plant Type:
Evergreen Fruit Tree / Shrub

Harvest Season:
Summer, Fall 

Mature Size:
6-15 ft tall and wide

Soil & Moisture:
Thrives in sandy, well-draining soil. Water regularly until well-established. Mature plants can be drought tolerant. Very tolerant of salinity. 

Light Requirements:
Full Sun

Self-Fertile:
No, Sea Grape plants are dioecious, meaning they require male and female plants to produce fruit. We recommend growing at least two or more plants for the best chance of fruit production!

Growth Rate:
Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Requires frost protection when young. Mature established plants are able to survive temperatures down to 22 degrees

Propagation:
Our Sea Grapes are grown from tissue cultures and are capable of fruiting within 4-5 years.

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