For a general description, see clusia rosea. This is a dwarf variety of it of unknown origin, possibly from the florida nursery trade. Nana means dwarf in latin. Dwarf pitch apple will grow in partial shade and is usually 2 feet or less in height and spreading, it can be planted as a ground cover; its handsome leaves and lovely colorful flowers enhance a garden. It can also be grown as a border plant along walkways, surrounding a taller accent plant or in a container. It requires little care apart from minimal trimming to maintain its shape, and is an excellent choice for bonsai growth.