Clusia Rosea

Clusia Rosea

The foliage is this plant's feature characteristic - leaves are thick and leathery, shaped like fat teardrops or paddles.  Low-maintenance and trouble-free, these plants branch out close to the ground and can get very wide.  They're excellent as hedges, large accent plants, or grow them as a wall of privacy and/or shade.  Their salt-tolerant nature makes them ideal for a seaside home, and the unique foliage adds unique texture to a tropical garden.  Rosea is also known as "Pitch Apple." 

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Schefflera Arboricola

Schefflera Arboricola

Landscapes in South Florida have become almost overwhelmed with the use of this plant - and with good reason.  It looks good anywhere, no matter what you do to it (well, almost), and takes next-to no care. "Trinette" is the most commonly grown variegated cultivar. The all-green variety grows faster and larger and is included in the 4-6 foot Shrubs section. Charmingly pretty as an accent, foundation planting, or in a garden bed, this plant can add tropical flair to an otherwise ho-hum landscape. It can be grown to highlight other plants or stand out as star of the show with its bright yellow and green foliage.

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