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Coccoloba uvifera (Variegated)

Family Name: Polygonaceae

It is a cultivated variety of Coccoloba uvifera and is highly ornamental due to the cream-green mottled patterns on the leaves.

Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Coastal Ornamental Foliage Tree


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Species Summary

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Tree
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a large shrub to small tree.
Foliage The leaves are large and round with attractive cream-green mottled pattern.
Etymology The genus Coccoloba is from the Greek words "kokkos" which means berry and "lobos" which means lobe or pod, and they refer to the grape-like fruits. It is also similar to the word "Cocolobis" which is a Spanish name for a kind of grape. The specific epithet uvifera, in Latin, means fruiting in clusters resembling grapes.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Saline Soils / Salt Spray
Landscape Uses Coastal, Beachfront / Shoreline

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate

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Master ID 31119
Species ID 5510
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.