This subtropical flowering tree is an invasive species in many countries, has become increasingly popular over the years, and is becoming a staple in many homes.
The Autograph Tree is a subtropical species of flowering tree native to Mexico and Florida that gets its name from its leaves which are so tough you can carve your name into them. This leafy wonder has a variety of names, including the pitch apple, the Scottish Attorney, the balsam apple, and the copeys.
A tree like this can reach heights up to 30 ft (9m) when grown outdoors and showcase an impressive spread of up to 25ft (7.5m). This tree is easy to identify due to its paddle-shaped thick and leather-like leaves that reach up to 8in (20cm) in length and its flowers that can be white or yellow.
This species is often seen as invasive as it wraps around other plants as it grows, strangling or overtaking them.