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Coccoloba uvifera - Seagrape


Coccoloba uvifera  - Seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera  - Seagrape)

There's several Seagrapes in this area at the San Diego Zoo. The Palm in the background is Hyophorbe indica (Champagne palm). Photo taken July 25, 2017.



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Are the lityle red flower belonging to this the foliage is a nice shape.

26 Jul, 2017

 

No, those belong to the many Hibiscus in this area.

The flowers are tiny and white and the fruit is purple in clusters like grapes, hence the name. The fruit is very good. It's used a lot in the tropics for jam, and many other culinary dishes. I'm not sure if I've ever seen one with fruit in San Diego. In Hawaii, where I'm from, it grows wild by the beaches. It can even grow into a very large tree in Hawaii. Here in San Diego it's very unlikely it would grow so large (maybe 15 ft tops), though.

27 Jul, 2017

 

Shame we don't have them here growing wild I use to love going harvesting even as a child . Bilberrys and Blackberry s we have here growing wild in Wales my mum use to pick the Bilberry s as child.

Wow they can grow very big then.

27 Jul, 2017

 

Seagrape is tropical. It really loves a very hot and humid tropical climate to grow well. Yes, it's potential height is very large.

27 Jul, 2017

 

Thank you Andy . A polly tunnel would be good to grow one in then.

29 Jul, 2017

 

This one would need a heated greenhouse there.

29 Jul, 2017

 

Ahrr so very hot then thanks.

29 Jul, 2017

 

Yes, this tree, shrub must have really warm to hot conditions. It doesn't do well in cool weather at all.

31 Jul, 2017

 

Yes I suppose every plant has their own temperature to survive .

31 Jul, 2017

 

Yes, this shrub, tree is native to a low-land tropical climate.

2 Aug, 2017

 

Is that low land as in the land is low or low land as in a poverty area.

2 Aug, 2017

 

Low-land tropics...means low elevations (tropics) typically close to the ocean.

5 Aug, 2017

 

Thank you for explaining Andy.

5 Aug, 2017

 

You're welcome. :>))

7 Aug, 2017

 

7 Aug, 2017



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