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Urban Eco-art: Pigeon Plum
 Xavier Cortada, Pigeon Plum, 2010.         
Pigeon Plum
Coccoloba diversifolia

Description: A wonderful small to medium-sized tree, typically sporting a multiple trunk. Produces small, whitish-green flowers in early summer, followed by purple, pear-shaped fruit.

Height: Typically 30-40 feet.
Light: Full sun; can tolerate partial shade.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate.

Wildlife and Ecology: Provides a significant food and cover for wildlife. Nectar plant for several types of butterflies. Birds and other animals eat the fruits.

 2004 - 2013


Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

Copyright 2006-2013 
Xavier Cortada