The February Plant of the Month is the Variegated Clusia, Clusia rosea ‘Variegata’ is also marketed as Clusia guttifera ‘Variegata’. The Variegated Clusia is a relatively new cultivated specimen with only a handful of nurseries in South Florida currently growing them.
It is a very slow growing plant that can be used as a large accent shrub, dense hedge or small ornamental tree. The large leaves are a beautiful dark green to a very light yellow variegation and create a dense shrub or canopy (if grown as a standard tree form). So, be on the lookout for this new and upcoming plant, it will be a striking addition to any garden or landscape.