This versatile plant is perfect for small gardens as well as potted deck plantings and indoor tropical specimen plants.
Zone 9+ as an outdoor standard - anywhere as a specimen or bonsai plant
Container or Standard with protection from frost
This Tree is a true tropical and will grow best in air temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees F, but can tolerate 60 degrees F. If exposed to 50 degrees or lower, the tree may not survive. Plant in well drained, rich soil for best results.
On sand dunes and beaches you will find a sprawling shrub with thick branches and sometimes a trunk that is distinct with shiny green, evergreen leaves. A plant called sea grape that is tolerant of the oceans salty mists but when grown away from this constant barrage of sea spray it will grow into a thing of beauty, developing rounded, heart shaped leaves with veins of red coloration and accented by fragrant, white flower spikes followed by small fruits hanging in clusters much like a grape that often attract all kinds of birds.