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Clusia lanceolata, Porcelain Flower, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Cerra cipapao apple

Clusia lanceolata

Porcelain Flower, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Cerra cipapao apple
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsInvasiveSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Clusia lanceolata, a delightful shrub or small tree eight to ten feet tall, is native to Brazil where it grows in sandy areas adjacent to mangrove areas. Leathery, lanceolate leaves are about three inches long. Showy, waxy flowers, one to two inches across, are white with a dark red center. Small, round fruits open to expose seeds with an orange-red aril. It can be grown in a large container, or planted in full sun to light shade.


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