Top Questions About Sea Grape Trees

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Questions About Sea Grape Trees

Asked by
mlekgopo on
May 25, 2011

Q. problem with my grape tree

It’s now 3 years now but it is not growing. It’s still the same size. If I prune it, it will only develop a little bit of new leaves, then it will stop. Please help, I love trees so much so it is paining me a lot.

Answered by
Heather on
May 26, 2011
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How often do you fertilize it? If you have not, I would give it some balanced fertilizer.

If you have been fertilizing, I would get your soil tested to see what is lacking. Giving the plant some potash for a potassium boost would not hurt and does sound like what the plant may be lacking.

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Asked by
dotecon42 on
May 27, 2011

Q. How Can I Safely Kill Roots of a Live Oak Tree Without Harming Seagrape?

We have cut down a live oak tree that grew within a seagrape we want to keep. Is there a safe way to kill the oak roots without also killing the seagrape? The oak trunk is still about 3 feet tall, 5 in. diameter, and cannot be cut lower to ground where it is. It is too close to pool to allow to grow.

Answered by
Heather on
June 3, 2011
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You can make cuts to the roots and drill holes in the stump and paint Roundup onto these wounds. As long as the Roundup does not touch the seagrapes, they will not be harmed. This will kill the roots (though you may need to repeat it a few times). You can also pour liquid fertilizer down the holes in the trunk after you do this to speed up the rotting process.

You can't remove them really without damaging the seagrapes though. You will just have to wait for them to decompose.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 18, 2016

Q. Florida Sea Grape trees

I want to grow these plants to overhang an area in my yard so forcing them or bending them in a certain direction is important. They are about 7 feet tall and about 14 months old. Any thoughts on how to bend them or direct them to grow towards a certain direction?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 19, 2016
Certified Expert
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I am going to recommend that you use the espalier training method for your sea grapes. More information on espalier can be found here:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/espalier-instructions.htm

For more information on sea grapes, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/sea-grape/seaside-grape-information.htm

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