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Coccoloba pubescens, Sea Grape

Requiring full sun and sandy, well-drained soils, this plant is excellent for seaside locations since it is highly salt- and drought-tolerant. Plants should be well-watered until established and then should only require occasional pruning to control shape and develop structure. The contorted, twisting trunk (which can grow to 2 feet or greater in diameter) and upright branching habit makes this an interesting, picturesque shade tree or specimen planting. Pruning is required 2 or 3 times during the first 10 years after planting to train the multiple trunks so they are well attached to the tree. Pollen can cause significant allergy symptoms.

Sea Grape Photos

Sea Grape

Sea Grape Leaves