PlantsMyrcianthes→Simpson's Stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: up to 20 - 30 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Round red berry containing 2 seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip


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Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 17, 2011 5:49 PM

This is a Florida native plant. Fast growth rate. Very tolerant of drought conditions, but can also be grown in moist conditions. Makes a nice screen/hedge or a fine small tree. Blooms off and on throughout the year with small "shaving brush" type, very fragrant flowers. The leaves are fragrant when crushed. Birds are attracted to the red berries. Requires no care once established. No problems with pests or diseases.

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