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COCOPLUM Red Tip Salt Tolerant Tropical Hedge Plant Shrub Bush Edible Fruit Florida Native Starter Size 4 Inch Pot Emeralds TM


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Chrysobalanus icaco Red Tip or Red Tip Cocoplum is a popular tropical, evergreen, salt tolerant shrub that is widely cultivated and naturalized in many tropical locations worldwide.

Best features are attractive, rounded oval, leathery textured green leaves that emerge as bright red to orange bronze.

This plant is native to Florida, tropical South America and Africa and the Caribbean. It is salt tolerant and drought tolerant once well established.

Small, nondescript, greenish white flowers appear in the summer and are followed by a purple to white, fleshy fruit in the fall. The fruit has a unique, somewhat bland, mildly sweet fruit like flavor and was used by Native Americans and early settlers to make jam and jelly, which is can frequently be found in gift and specialty shops. .

Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

*Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation.

No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
  • Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
  • Common Name: Tropical
  • Bloom Form: Nondescript small single
  • Mature Size: 4 to 6 feet
  • Fragrance: None
  • Suggested Uses: Hedge, Foundation, Boundary, Naturalizing, Potted
  • House Plant Adapative: Yes, but may require supplemental light to show leaf color.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
  • Extended Long Term Warranty: None
  • Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Color: White nondescript flower, colorful leaves
  • Special Features: Colorful new growth, edible fruit
  • Species: Chrysobalanus icaco
  • Sunlight: Full sun to very light shade
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 9B, 10, 11
  • Watering: Moderate to Heavy
  • Model: GG-7YGC-GQ23
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1875lbs
  • 5 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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