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Clusia rosea

(Syn.: Clusia major), Autograph Tree

Clusia rosea


We now offer a clone that has proven to be somewhat resistant to cold temperatures. In a sheltered location, the mother plant has withstood brief temperatures down to the mid 20's without harm (Vista, California - USDA zone 9a). However, no assurance can be given since micro climates do vary. This is a large shrub or small tree with broad, thick, leathery 8 inch dark green leaves. Pale pink 2 inch camellia-like flowers. Scratch your autograph on a young leaf and watch it grow. Useful landscape tree in tropical to subtropical climates or an unusual containerized house plant elsewhere. Full sun to dappled shade, salt tolerant. Native to Southern Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. Clusiaceae


Clusia rosea 'Nana'

Small Leafed Clusia, Dwarf Pitch Apple

Clusia rosea Nana


Small leathery, pear-shaped leaves on compact, rounded shrub, with small light pink flowers. Popular for landscape use in tropical climates where it can be used as a low-growing shrub or ground cover. As a moderate grower, preferring full to part sun, it grows 2 feet high and spreads 2 to 3 feet wide. It even can be made into a bonsai. Native to tropical America.

We previously sold this as Clusia guttifera, which is evidently a larger growing dwarf more closely resembling Clusia rosea in form. Clusia rosea 'Nana' is the name Florida nurseries use for this plant. Both Clusia guttifera and Clusia rosea 'Nana' names have not been verified by botanists. Clusiaceae

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