Sea Grape Bush (Coccoloba uvifera)
Sea Grape Bush
Named for its red, grape-like fruit and native coastal growth, the Sea Grape Bush is a unique spin on your classic fruit variety. And it’s versatile, as well as adaptable, because it thrives in sun-soaked areas while tolerating drought.
Plus, it’s easy to maintain. The Sea Grape is tolerant of drought, salt spray, wind and a number of different soil types, so there’s no hassle involved in its care. So, whether you’re by the ocean or farther inland, the Sea Grape Bush is a must-have. And its fruit is edible for you and graceful wildlife, so it goes above and beyond. Use the one-of-a-kind fruit to make tasty jams and jellies. Though you will need both a male and female Sea Grape to get fruit, the entire process is effortless.
But the top benefit by far is the fact that your Sea Grape Bush is a proven performer, long before it ever arrives to your door. Because we plant, monitor and ship your Sea Grape with meticulous care, it’s prepared to grow and grow well.
So, the Sea Grape is a must-have for its exotic, one-of-a-kind silhouette…and its unbelievably low-maintenance growth.
Start by selecting an adequate location for your Sea Grape. It prefers full sun, so your planting area should receive 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day. It’s adaptable to a variety of soil types, provided they’re well-draining. Once you’ve selected a location, dig a hole that’s two or three times the width of the Sea Grape’s root ball. Then, place the plant, back fill the soil and water to settle the roots.
Water your Sea Grape regularly until the plant is established. We recommend watering about once a week for best results, but if you’re not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 to 3 inches down. If the soil is dry in this area, it’s time to water your plant.
Fertilize your Sea Grape Bush with a well-balanced fertilizer during the growing season.
Prune your Sea Grape fairly regularly to maintain shape and remove any dead branches. Sea Grapes can grow quite large if left un-pruned (upwards of 30+ft). If your space will not accommodate this size, simply prune yearly to your desired size and shape.
The Sea Grape does need a nearby bush to cross-pollinate for fruit bearing, so ensure that you buy two or more for fruit.
|Sea Grape Bush
|Fruit Trees, Bushes
|6-10 ft. Pruned
|10-15 ft. Pruned