The Sea Grape can take on many different shape varieties depending upon local conditions. The Sea Grape is most often used in landscaping, as it is a popular ornamental plant in south Florida yards as well as a dune stabilizer and coastal windbreak. Tall sea grape plants are used to make a light barrier between coastlines to protect sea turtles. The wood of the sea grape is sometimes used for firewood, making charcoal and even cabinetry. The reddish fruits of the sea grape may be eaten raw, cooked into jellies and jams, or fermented into sea grape wine. Sea grape wine may also be fermented into sea grape vinegar, which is also useful in cooking. The sap of the sea grape is used in the West Indies and Jamaica for dyeing and tanning of leather. The Sea Grape can take on many different shape varieties depending upon environmental conditions in specific localities, but typically grows to a pear shape.