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Calophyllum Brasiliensis (Bush)

Brazil Beautyleaf


Brazilian beauty leaf bush description

Calophyllum Brasiliensis bush (Brazilian beauty leaf bush) has an erect, cylindrical trunk. It reaches a height of 45 feet (13.72 m). It has a dense, rounded crown. Additionally, the thick dark maroon to brownish bark, has thin furrows, peeling off in small rectangular flakes. Also, the aromatic inner bark is reddish, exudes a sticky yellowish latex.

Furthermore, the leathery dark green leaves of the Calophyllum Brasilian bush are paler below. Opposite, elliptical to obovate, smooth and glossy. The leaves measure 2 to 4.5 by 1.5 to 2.5 inches. Flowers are borne in inflorescences 3 to 4 inches long; the numerous aromatic white blooms are about 1/2 inch wide. Fruits are round, green, maturing to brown and about 1 inch in diameter bearing a single seed; these are used for propagation and also serve as hog feed. The latex and bark have medicinal use. The reddish-brown wood resembles mahogany and has similar uses.

Calophyllum bush cultivation and landscape use

The Calophyllum Brasiliensis (Brazil bush) in nature grows well in wet humid sites, but in cultivation also on sandy, limestone soils. The species is grown for its attractive wood. The wood has uses for both outdoor and indoor constructions. It is also durable in contact with soil and water. In landscaping, plant it in various sites to display its attractive evergreen foliage and showy flowers. It is also a good shade tree.

Besides the Calophyllum Brasiliensis tree, Brazilian beauty leaf bush is among our top choices when it comes to privacy hedges, especially in South Florida! A bonus tip for this specie is to mix it with the Pimenta Racemosa to achieve a great result.

🌳Other popular and beautiful plants: Myrcianthes Fragrans bush.

Additional information

Common Name

Brazil Beautyleaf

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native


Florida, West Indies And Northern South America

Flowering Season


Salt Tolerance

High Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

High Drought Tolerance

Growth Rate

Fast at First Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Flower Color

White, Yellow


Wide Canopy

Plant Type



25 gal., 45 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.