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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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 Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree
Origin: America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A beautiful evergreen tree with large thick waxy leaves that are persistent. This native tree grows to 30' and spreads out. Can be grown in container as a small tree. The flowers are 1.5-2 inches wide and pink and white followed by apple like fruit. Requires little maintenance and is salt tolerant. Widely grown as an ornamental in tropical regions of the world. In Hawaii, it is commonly planted as a street, parking lot, or specimen tree. Plants readily spread from initial plantings to surrounding areas. Plants thrive in a variety of environments from dry barren lava landscapes to steep cliffs in wet areas. Ever-blooming, flowers are off-white with pink centers, slightly fragrant at night. Tolerates both sun and shade, blooms in shade easily. The seeds are presumably bird dispersed. Like strangler figs, can germinate in the crotch of other trees and grow as epiphytes. They send down aerial roots and will eventually smother the host tree. The leaves have a special effect: you may write with a sharp stick on the surface, and the writing will stay forever. Thus the common name of this plant!


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 Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia rosea variegata

Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia rosea variegata
Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia rosea variegata
Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia rosea variegata
Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Handwriting on leaves stays forever
Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia rosea aureomarginata
Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Everyone wants to sign Autograph tree!
Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia rosea variegata
Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusia major, Clusia rosea, Clusia alba, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

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Clusias, with their beautiful "porcelain" flowers, are the easiest plants to grow. It will forgive you if you forget to water it... Takes both sun or shade. Very slow growing and can be used as a potted specimen. The plant forms interesting aerial roots. Small leathery, pear shaped leaves on compact, rounded shrub, with small light pink flowers. The leaves have a special effect: you may write with a sharp stick on the surface, and the writing will stay forever. Thus the common name of this plant!
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