Officially the best hedge plant available are the Clusia Guttifera, it is no doubt that their popularity is soaring in south florida. Clusia Guttifera or Small Leaf Clusia, same name and plant just a scientific name and the common name are very popular amongst business owners, landscapers and home owners who are looking for the best privacy hedge around. Clusia Guttifera or small leaf clusia is white fly and pest resistant, it grows at a fairly rapid rate and it is drought tolerant, making it a true hit in the landscaping world. We can’t ignore its gorgeous look and wide leaf that makes the plant and your property look high end upon installation. Clusias are very popular in most neighborhoods of Coral Gables, fl and Palm Beach County for these varied reasons. Clusias are very aesthetically pleasant but also a great investment, with a small leaf clusia hedge you won’t have to spend more money ripping out a hedge and replacing it with a new one, a clusia hedge that is properly maintained and trimmed will last beautifuly forever. The maintenance you might ask, is very simple. Just water daily for two weeks and then they love our south florida soil so much they will grow gorgeous and give you the perfect privacy hedge. Clusia Small Leaf or Clusia Guttifera are becoming more and more popular every day, in Miami dade county, palm beach county and broward county it is almost as if there had been a small leaf clusia explosion. Almost every ficus hedge has been torn down and replaced with a clusia hedge, non-plant experts and people outside of the landscape related world now know the clusia guttifera name as a household name. The famous hedges of the palm beaches are now made of clusia and in coral gables and Miami it’s hard to find a different hedge other than clusia. Clusia rise to popularity is a no brainer, this is a plant that is bug free, pest resistant and will not die like the ficus. It is a quick grower giving you privacy in less than a year and helping you block out your property with a nice looking fancy privacy hedge. The clusia guttifera really is the ideal hedge. It is drought tolerant and so used to our soil here in south florida that all you need to do is install it and just add water and watch it flourish. Grown here in homestead, clusias are perfect for any south florida hedge. As far as clusia installation tips, you must open a hole as big as the pots depending on pot size, whether a 7 gallon, 15 gallon, 25 gallon or 3 gallon pot you must open a hole big enough to fit the entire pot then you must compact the soil around it in order to make sure the roots catch on to the soil without leaving any damaging air pockets. Your clusia pots will have to fit entirely into the hole in order to cover with dirt well above the root ball. No fertilizer or new soil is needed for installation but it won’t hurt if you desire to go the extra step.