Common Name: Autograph Tree, Clusia Tree, Pitch Apple
Scientific Name: Clusia rosea
Plant Family: Clusiaceae
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Demand: Moderate-High
The foliage is this plant’s showstopper characteristic with leaves that are thick and leathery, shaped like fat teardrops or paddles. Clusia Rosea trees are excellent as hedges, large accent plants, or can be grown as a privacy wall. Originated from the Caribbean, their salt-tolerant nature makes them ideal for a seaside home, and the unique foliage adds unique texture to a tropical garden.