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Calusa grape
Vitis shuttleworthii
Vitaceae
 

Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: High climbing woody vine.

Dimensions: N/A; vine with stems to 20 feet or more in length.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Miami-Dade and Collier counties north to Flagler, Marion and Citrus counties.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.

Habitats: Moist forests and pinelands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with humusy top layer.

Nutritional Requirements: Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade.

Flower Color: Greenish.

Flower Characteristics: Inconspicuous.

Flowering Season: Spring.

Fruit: Berry. Edible.

Wildlife and Ecology: Animals eat the berries.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from de-pulped seed, and from cuttings with difficulty.


Copyright by: Steven W. Woodmansee

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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