Low-maintenance and trouble-free Clusia Hedge. They’re excellent as hedges, large accent plants. You can do just one hard pruning in spring (late March or early April) and let it do its thing from there. (Clusia Guttifera does best with a minor trim rather than being cut way back.with a hard pruning it may not grow out into a nice, natural shape. Clusia Rosea is really nice as well as her sister clusia guttifera. Hedges of clusias are seen through south florida in 25 Gallon Beautifull clusia hedges.