Clusia rosea 2
Clusia rosea 2

Clusia rosea
(Pitch Apple)
(Autograph Tree)
(Florida Clusia)
USDA Zone: 10B - 11
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Origin: Caribbean Region, North America
Type: Evergreen Tree

Typical Height: 25’-30’
(7.6-9.0mts)
Typical Spread: 15’-25’
(4.5-7.6mts)

Growth: Slow
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: White, Pink
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: Poisonous
Family: Clusiaceae
Propagation: Seeds, Cuttings
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Coarse

Typical sizes at the nursery:
15G (4’-8’)/ 4'SP /2" CA
25G (8’-10’)/ 5'SP /2.5" CA
45G (10’-12’)/ 5.5'SP /3" CA
FG (8’-14’ OA)

Typical planting distance:
20'-30' O.C.
(6.0-9.0mts)

Common Uses: Shade Tree, Flowering Tree, Park, Residence, Moon Garden, Espalier hedge, Parking lot island
Category: Medium Tree

Notes: Florida native,  Leaves can be written on with a fingernail.

+ In this Photo:
Clusia rosea
(Pitch Apple)
Trunk close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
February 2015
Miami Beach
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/clurosa.pdf

http://www.plantbook.org/plantdata/clusiaceae/clusia_rosea.html

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59682/