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Coccoloba Uvifera (x Diversifolia) is an artificial hybrid. The common name is Sea plum, it formed by crossing pigeon plum (c. diversifolia) and sea grape (c. Uvifera). Also, it is presumed to have occurred in Florida. Sea plum reaches 6 to 8 feet (2.44 m) in height. Both parent species reach heights of up to 30 feet (9.14 m) and thus Sea plum may grow taller. Sea plum’s crown is dense and grows in an upright triangular or oval shape. Its leaves are larger than those of Pigeon plum and resemble the texture of the Sea Grape leaf. Sea Plum is also highly salt tolerant like both parent species. It also has a high Salt wind tolerance and good drought tolerance. Like its parents it enjoys full sun to partial shade and dry to moist soils.
Furthermore, to propagate the Coccoloba Uvifera (x Diversifolia) use stem cuttings. Importantly, plants from a seed of a hybrid would not breed true. Also, Sea plum is reported to be low maintenance. Due to the limited amount of information on the hybrid, we encourage you to consult and apply Information presented in the entries for the parent species as appropriate to sea plum.
Although a detailed description of this hybrid has not been published.
Other names: Sea Plum