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Clusia rosea
Clusiaceae
 

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

General Landscape Uses: Not recommended for general landscape use. Native only to the lower Florida Keys, where it was probably extirpated and then reintroduced from cultivated plants.

Ecological Restoration Notes: Not recommended for habitat restoration projects. It is already over planted within its native range and escaping from cultivation elsewhere.

Availability: Available in Lake Worth at Amelia's SmartyPlants (561-540-6296).

Description: Large tree.

Dimensions: Typically 20-50 feet in height. Often as broad as tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Monroe County Keys (Key West, Big Pine Key); the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Hammocks.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with or without humusy top layer. This is a hemiepiphyte, often rooting on other plants and then sending down aerial roots.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade.

Comments: For more information, visit our Floristic Inventory of South Florida Database Online.


Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Michelle Smith, 2018
In habitat, Ned Glenn Nature Preserve, Florida

Copyright by: Michelle Smith, 2018
In habitat, Ned Glenn Nature Preserve, Florida

Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera

Copyright by: Emily Warschefsky

Copyright by: Emily Warschefsky

Copyright by: Emily Warschefsky

Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera


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