The bay grape, better known as the sea grape, is a tropical plant that straddles the line between a shrub and a tree. If growing by the beach and exposed to the harsh elements, it will remain a shrub. If grown in a more protected area it will develop a single trunk and grow into a 50-foot tree.
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Jack Burton started writing professionally in 1980. He has written for "Word from Jerusalem," "ICEJ Daily News" and Tagalong Garden News. Burton managed radio stations, TV studios and newspapers, and was the chief fundraiser for Taltree Arboretum. He has a Bachelor of Science in broadcasting from John Brown University, and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1999.