Clusia rosea

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

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Pitch-apple, Autograph Tree


Plant Specifics

Size:25-50 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:Orange,green
Phenology:Evergreen, blooms in warmer months
Habitats:Cultivated. According to Wunderlin (1998), probably native, but may not exist outside of cultivation today. Xeric and dry mesic hammocks, scrub.


Recommended Uses:Specimen tree. Flowers are open at night.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand



Dense foliage creates cover for birds and other wildlife (

Can produce seed without pollination.