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Chrysobalanus icaco/Cocoplum



Young fruit

Spreading habit of growth


Typical low growing tropical shrub

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Scientific Name: Chrysobalanus icaco
Common Name: Cocoplum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: White, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Generally grown as a shrub, but will produce a small tree in time. It is highly salt tolerant and is used to help control coastal erosion. The edible fruit is used in jam. Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures.