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Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY
Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY

Clusia Guttifera, Best Privacy Hedge Tree PICKUP ONLY

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Clusia Guttifera, Fastest Growing Privacy Hedge in Florida

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Available in 7gal and 15gal,

Clusia Best Privacy Tree for south Florida landscapes, Fastest growing hedge for privacy, native to tropical America, tolerant to salty soils, vigorous heat and drought. The thick leathery foliage adds wonderful texture and makes a great background for border or hedge plantings. Clusias can be pruned freely to maintain desired size. Perfect for large patio or pool-side planters. Uses Ideal for borders, privacy hedges or as a specimen plant. Best planted in groups. Great for privacy screening on decks or blocking unwanted views.

PLANT BENEFITS AND KEY FEATURES
• We believe in the power of plants to lift the spirit, calm the mind and clean the air
• Plants can reduce stress and anxiety by spending time close to nature caring for them
• Great choice to increase property value with a low maintenance evergreen
• Great for patios, narrow spaces, decks, plant as privacy trees along fences and backyards
• Compact tree perfect for tight spaces, great choice near entrances or lining driveways
• Drought Tolerant, Resistant to hot summer months and Pest, Easily grown in a wide range of soils
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Design with Plants

DESIGN IDEAS AND LANDSCAPE USES

Clusia Trees are grown throughout Florida mostly as privacy hedges, they provide a dense evergreen foliage, can be excellent privacy trees when lined in rows to form a hedge style along fences on backyards creating a complete privacy screen, they also create windbreaks reducing wind conditions during winter months and also during hot summer months as well. Great choice for Erosion Control, avoid soil spilling during heavy rains.
Natural fencing is becoming more and more popular thanks to the proliferation of fast growing trees and shrubs, allowing a much more environmentally friendly, sympathetic and unobtrusive method of shielding yourself from prying eyes. There are many natural options available to you for the purpose of screening, whether it is for a sizeable length of your land or just something for a corner. Clusia trees as hedges sets itself apart from most all of the options when it comes to trees, thanks to its wonderful color, highly unusual structure and form.

Creating Privacy between Property Lines:
Plan on Spacing out the Clusia Trees 2 feet apart If you want to plant in a straight line, Leave room on the property line for the trees to grow. Don't plant directly on the property line because they will grow over the line onto your neighbor's property. 

Create a Hedge:
Clusia Trees can grow so fast, you can Create an instant privacy hedge or living fence, Plant your new Clusia Trees 2 feet apart. As your trees grow, prune the tops and hedge the sides, gradually shape or design your own living fence.

Privacy for Pool Areas:
Add Clusia Trees to areas of your yard that require privacy. You do not have to plant trees all over your yard. Simply look for areas where you can plant three or four trees in a row to block out your neighbor's house or window, cover an air conditioning or pool pump structure by adding clusia trees around these structures.

Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
Growing Zones: 9-11
Growth Rate: 2ft/Year
Mature Height: 25-35ft
Mature Width: 15-20ft
Growth form: Hedge or Tree Form
Foliage Color: Green
Soil Conditions: Wide range of soils

 

Care & Maintenance

HOW TO CARE FOR CLUSIA GUTTIFERA TREE

Before purchasing a Clusia guttifera tree, read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.

PLANTING AND CARE - Planting recommendations, select an area with FULL SUN, Clusia Trees are easily grown in a wide range of soils with good drainage, avoid wet soggy soils, once established Calusia Tree is highly adaptable. When it’s time to plant your tree, Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the tree deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.

WATER MANAGEMENT FOR CLUSIA TREES- Clusia plants are known to be drought tolerant, however once planted water frequently until the plants are stablish. Calusia purchased for indoors use, decks or patios under shade can be watered less frequent, frequency of watering will depend on the size of the plant, humidity levels and rate of growth. One of the most common mistakes in the care of indoor plants is overwatering, indoor plants are far more tolerant to underwatering than overwatering. It is recommended to monitor your houseplants and water them when they need it, rather than on a schedule. When watering plants the objective is to maintain the soil moist but never soggy, a moisture meter is a great tool to utilize to reduce the guesswork, We recommend to sample the top soil an inch deep every 3-4 days, if you notice is still moist hold off on watering until it dries further, since most plants water needs may be different this is a good way to determine each individual plant water requirements.
Water Recommendations base on pot size, we suggest to utilize a soil probe initially to determine humidity levels and when to water.
6 inch Pot plants, every 5-7 Days, 10-12 inch Pot plants, every 7-12 days

LIGHT - Full Sun, Trees generally require full sun for fastest and healthiest growth. if intended for indoor use, Clusia should be placed near a window where the plant can receive the brightest available light, east, south, and west facing windows are the best options, we recommend to rotate the plant occasionally, this will allow the plant to receive bright light from different angles, it can minimize leaf drops from within the canopy and allow the plant to maintain even healthy growth all year round.

HUMIDITY - The Benefits of Misting, Many of our houseplants come from the tropics, where humidity is very high, generally the air in our homes is dry. Misting houseplants is a very simple and effective way to boost humidity, an easy solution to the risk of overwatering your plants, pay attention to the color and texture of the leaves on your plant. Generally Plants with brown or dry leaf tips will benefit from regular misting, preferably in the mornings to allow the foliage to completely dry out during the day.

REPOTTING - Clusia plants intended to remain potted can be repotted every 1-2 years, When repotting is due planting between spring and fall is recommended, use a potting mix with good drainage, cactus mixes are recommended, now is a good time to integrate a slow release fertilizer in the soil, apply it base on label instructions, Most general all purpose fertilizer can work well. Select a pot 2-3 inches wider than your current pot, it should have drain holes if all possible, Do not remove all the soil from the root ball, this procedure can severely stress or may damage the plant, you may remove about an inch of the outer layer of soil as this can simulate growth, avoid planting too deep in the new pot, the top of the root ball should be level to the top of the soil in the new pot.
In the event the new pot does not have drain holes you must avoid water from accumulating in the bottom of the pot, this will severely damage the plant, one possible solution is to water a fix amount of water, depending on the size of the plant 1 cup of water per gallon of soil may be sufficient once every 4-7 days. Water slowly to allow the soil to absorb the water and moist evenly, the objective is to avoid excess water build up in the bottom section of the pot.

FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for outdoor plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.

HOW TO PROPAGATE CLUSIA PLANTS - There are multiple ways you can propagate Clusia plants, cuttings or air layering, the easiest way to propagate Clusia plants is by way of cuttings, find a fairly young fast-growing section of stem and cut an inch below 2-3 sections of healthy leaves, maintain at least an inch of stem, make sure to wear gloves, most likely sap will release from the stem cut, use a paper towel to dry it. Allow the bud end of the cutting to dry for about an hour so it may callus on the bud end, place the cutting in a glass or ceramic container with with clean water about an inch high, add rooting hormone if available, place in bright indirect light, change the water once a week, within a couple months you should see white buds forming near the bottom cut section of the stem, once roots grow 2-3 inches long you may plant your rooted cutting in soil. You can also propagate calusia plants by air layering a technique that involves locating a healthy stem, cut a small ¼-inch-deep incision on the stem using a clean knife, wear gloves and use a towel to wipe off the sap, careful not to contact the sap it may irritate your skin and can be toxic, Wrap the cut section of stem loosely in damp sphagnum moss, cover in aluminum foil and secure into a new little bundle. Spray water frequently to maintain the moss moist, within a few months roots should start to grow from the incision made on the branch, when the roots are a few inches long you can cut the entire branch off just below the roots and plant it in soil, a new plant will grow.

HOW TO GROW A NEW BRANCH - You may encourage your tree to branch in certain areas using a technique called notching, this process can create a more dense and bush canopy. To accomplish this, pick the area on the main stem were you would like a new branch to sprout, use a clean knife or shears to cut a ¼-inch notch in the trunk, within a few weeks you may see a bud forming and it will gradually start to grow into a branch.

PRUNING - Pruning is important for keeping your Clusia trees healthy and well-balanced, Most proud Clusia plant owners prefer to keep their plant with a nice shape. Pruning should be done first If you notice any diseased leaves, be sure to trim those off immediately, using a clean knife or shears, pruning of branches can be made just above any node, right about where a leaf attaches to a stem, This will reduce the size of the plant which may have caused a non uniform growth, and promote new growth from the point where the cut was made. You may also need to prune from time to time to control the tree’s size and shape. Before pruning be sure to identify the areas where cuts will be made, especially if you’re pruning to shape your tree. Try marking the areas you want to cut with colored strings or ribbons before cutting.

INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, Clusia Trees are not regularly affected by pests. in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural oils, spray directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, if using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 3 week intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.


FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions.

Is it safe to ship plants by mail?
We Believe it is, let us prove it, our success rate sipping plant(s) online is well over 99%,

I placed my order, how fast can you ship?
Most orders ship within 2-3 business days from the moment orders are received, certain exceptions may apply such as weather conditions, holidays, and weekends. We ship most orders orders via FedEx Ground, UPS or USPS, we determine which carrier to use base on location and best in transit time. Estimated time for delivery is 2-6 days base on regions, for west coast areas it may take 5-6 days for arrival, for Mid to East coast regions is usually 2-3 days for orders to arrive. Once your order ships we will provide you with detail tracking information and eta updates detailing the estimated time of arrival.

Are plant(s) purchased online guarantee?
All plants are guarantee for a period of 30 days, We offer a Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.

How do you measure height for indoor plants?
For indoor plants we measure approximate height from the bottom of the pot to the top of the plant.

Can I order During Winter and Summer Months?
Yes you can, however most Tropical plants are sensitive to extreme cold conditions, once cold temperatures are expected to fall below freezing it will not be safe to ship life plants, we carefully manage shipping decisions during winter months and determine when is safe to ship, please be advise we may need to hold orders until conditions are appropriate to safely ship the plants.
Shipping during summer months.
Most Tropical plants are sensitive to extreme hot days during summer months, once temperatures are expected to rise above 90 degrees, it is not safe to ship life plants, we carefully manage shipping decisions during extreme hot days and determine when is safe to ship, please be advise we may need to hold orders until conditions are appropriate to safely ship the plants.


Satisfaction Guarantee

Warranty Policy - Backed by our 30 days Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.

We hope that you enjoy your new plants, Every plant we ship is GUARANTEE for a period of 30 DAYS from the day it is received. our main objective is to ensure a great customer experience and deliver great quality plants for your enjoyment. We love our plants and we hope that you will as well, in the event your plant(s) do not arrive in healthy conditions we ask that you share images supporting the reason(s) and we will provide a replacement plant at no cost to you.

In order to ensure that plant(s) purchased from our shop will thrive for years to come is important to follow a few simple steps. Plants shipped online are in complete darkness for several days, is normal for plants to stress during this process, allow your new arrival to gradually climatize to their new environment, humidity levels, lighting and temperatures for 5-7 days before planting.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our friendly customer service team is here to help.

Enjoy your Plants
Eureka Farms Team.