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Clusia guttifera , Small Leaf Clusia, Dwarf Autograph Tree, Small Leaf Pitch Apple

Clusia guttifera

Small Leaf Clusia, Dwarf Autograph Tree, Small Leaf Pitch Apple
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This clusia is really dwarf, and can be grown as a small dense shrub or potted specimen. It has impressive aerial roots hanging off the branches. It is a very cool plant for patios or around the pool decks.

It can tolerate shade too, as well as cooler temperatures.

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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Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/clusia_guttifera.htm