Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture: Low
Native: Yes
Drought Tolerance: High
Perennial: N/A
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 3 – 35 ft.
Mature Spread: 10 – 50 ft.
Soil Texture: Sandy
Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly acidic, Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: High
Hardiness Zone: 9-11

Seagrape, Coccoloba uvifera

Noted for its high salt tolerance, they are native to coastal areas but do well inland too. This big leaf shrub/tree has colossal, dark green glossy leaves with reddish veins. Great for tall, full screening or as a lone tree that can be pruned up on the bottom to expose attractive tan trunks. They have fragrant blooms that produce grape-like edible fruit used to make jelly. Cold hardy to only the lower 30’s this tropical plant will get significant leaf burn in a hard frost.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247