Calusa grape
Vitis shuttleworthii
Vitaceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
High climbing woody vine.
Height:
N/A; vine with stems to 20 feet or more in length.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Miami-Dade and Collier counties north to Flagler, Marion and Citrus counties.
Habitats:
Moist forests and pinelands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color:
Greenish.
Flower Characteristics:
Inconspicuous.
Flowering Season:
Spring.
Fruit:
Berry. Edible.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Animals eat the berries.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from de-pulped seed, and from cuttings with difficulty.
Comments:


Steven W. Woodmansee
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton