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Seaplum
Coccoloba x hybrida
Polygonaceae
 
General Landscape Uses: An accent or specimen tree in residential or commercial landscapes. Also useful in buffer plantings.

Ecological Restoration Notes: An extremely rare natural hybrid in the wild.

Availability: Widely cultivated.

Description: Medium tree or large shrub.

Dimensions: Typically 15-18 feet in height in cultivation. Often taller than broad.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Known from a few wild specimens in the Florida Keys and Palm Beach County; Cuba. A natural hyrbid between Pigeon-plum (Coccoloba diversifolia and Sea-grape (Coccoloba uvifera).

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.

 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.

Habitats: Rockland hammocks and maritime hammocks.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with humusy top layer.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.

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