Sea Grape relative producing small 1/3", purple colored fruits. Fruits are edible and very popular with birds.
Small shrub to medium sized tree generally to no more than 25ft high, but often remaining around 10-12ft with shrubby growth.
The pigeon plum is hardy to short frosts and freezes, but generally prefers a warm climate (like South Florida).
It is highly adapted to both sandy soil and salty conditions, often growing near the shoreline. Trees also show considerable tolerance of drought and poor soil conditions.
Eaten fresh out of hand. Tree is also planted as an ornamental.
Native to South Florida, the Carribean, and nearby shorelines.