Can you still get Hawaiian Sea grape ?

cocoabeachloraxMarch 30, 2012

Is it considered nuisance invasive ? Or can you still buy it ?

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natives_and_veggies(10b)

You don't mean Maho, do you? Very invasive.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 6:18PM
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cocoabeachlorax

Hi natives and veggies.

I'm not sure if it's called Maho. It's a brighter green than native sea grape, makes white fruit, grows bush like, and I've only ever heard it called Hawaiian Sea Grape. I'll google Maho to see if that's one and the same.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 6:53PM
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eric_9b(z9b Orlando)

That sounds like Scaevola taccada, beach naupaka . It has naturalized in south FL in coastal areas.

There is a native that looks similar but with smaller flowers, Scaevola plumieri.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 8:29AM
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cocoabeachlorax

Thank you, Eric, that is the plant I was talking about.

It looks like it's an invasive outpacing some native coastal plants.

Not a good idea ? What do you think ?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 9:47AM
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eric_9b(z9b Orlando)

I wouldn't plant it on the dunes or adjacent to natural areas. But if your yard is urban and surrounded by development then I would. We have it here and it has never seeded or been a nuisance.

But if you are wanting it for the dunes plant the native, Scaevola plumieri.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 1:26PM
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