Clusia (Pitch Apple)

Clusia (Pitch Apple)


Due to its density and height, the Clusia rosea is often planted as a shade tree where it can create a nice canopy in your garden.  It tends to have aggressive roots. 

Its shiny, leathery leaves offer great texture to your landscape. It is a very salt and wind tolerant tree, making this a great addition to either a hammock or coastal garden.  


The Pitch Apple can grow up to 30 feet high with large shiny/leathery leaves.  The leaves measure 7-8 inches long and 5 inches wide with a yellow mid vein. Its flowers are white to pink in color and measure around 3 inches.  

The fruit is a 3-inch green pod that splits open to reveal black seeds.  The Pitch apple is a nice dense tree that offer great shade, but make sure to plant it in an area where it gets full sun to partial shade.  

Wildlife Attractant

The Pitch Apple offers great food and cover to wildlife.  It attracts butterflies, birds, and bees. Its dense foliage creates a wonderful cover for animals.  

  • Important Information

    Sun Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade
    Expected Mature Height: 6-10FT
    Salt Tolerance: High
    Drought Tolerance: High
    Growth Rate: Medium


    3Gallon and 7Gallon sizes carried in stock
    15Gallon and 30Gallon can be pre-ordered
    3Gallon 1-2ft
    7Gallon 3-4ft
    15Gal 3ft wide 5-6ft tall
    30Gal 4-5ft wide 7-8ft+ tall
    You should always find our Clusia for sale here for sale in Largo, Pinellas County