Chrysobalanus icaco 3
Chrysobalanus icaco 3

Chrysobalanus icaco 
(Cocoplum)
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: South Florida,
South & Central America,
Bahamas & Caribbean Region
Type: Evergreen shrubs


Typical Height: Hedge 5’-6’
(1.5-1.8mts)
Specimen 15’-20’
(4.5-7.6mts)
Typical Spread: Hedge 2’-3’
(0.6-0.9mts)
Specimen 12’-14’
(3.6-4.2mts)

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Year-round
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Propagation: Cuttings, Seeds
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (2’-3’OA)
7G (3’-4’OA)
15G (4’-5’OA)

Typical planting distance:
2’-3' O.C. for hedge
(0.60-0.90mts)

Common Uses: Hedge; Shrubs; Dense foundation shrubs
Category: Large Shrubs


Notes: Edible fruit, Florida native


+ In this Photo:
Chrysobalanus icaco 'Red Tip'
(Cocoplum)
4' OA Height


All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
July 2015
Miami Beach
Florida USA


Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants


Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.


Native Florida Plants
Low-Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening


Betrock’s
Plant Finder


Internet Sources:
http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/Cocoplum_Chrysobalanus_icaco.pdf


http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/67612/

http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/chrysobalanus-icaco