Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Autograph Tree (Clusia rosea)

This beautiful decorative tree could be seen everywhere in Miami. [We have a young Autograph tree at the school building's entrance.]

This evergreen tree has high salt tolerance and is a good candidate for a beachfront plantings. The strong large size branches provide good shade. The fruit is attractive to birds and other native wildlife. Green leaves are hard in texture and can be scratched and written on with a finger-nail, leaving the signature on the tree for a long time...hence the name Autograph tree! It is a 100% eco-friendly native plant.

Many native plants are hurricane resistant. Native plants preserve the local heritage and make South Florida unique. Local trees in general, provide us with a sense of place and history that can be passed onto future generations.

1 comment:

kaney said...

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