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Seashore and Beach Plants

Coccoloba uvifera Sea grape Anggur laut Polygonaceae

 

 Anggur laut, sea grape, Coccoloba unifera

 

Coccoloba unifera

 Anggur laut, sea grape, Coccoloba unifera

From seashores of tropical America as far north as southern Florida, this striking small tree can grow to 30 ft (9 m) high, usually with a single trunk and broad crown.
The glossy leaves are almost circular, about 8 in (20 cm) long, with prominent white or pinkish veins; new leaves are an attractive translucent bronze.
It produces erect 8-12 in (20-30 cm) spikes of small white flowers, followed by green-spotted, edible purple fruit.
It grows in the forefront of beach and dune shrubs.
Flowering colors: White
Cultivation: These tropical plants do best in moist, well-drained soil in full sun.
Some are highly adapted to seashore conditions.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.

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