Eugenia axillaris

white stopper

Myrtaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 10 to 20 (30) ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Hedge or screen.
Considerations: Some say that it has a skunky odor, others cannot smell it.
Propagation: De-pulped seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Attracts pollinators. Larval host for tantalus sphinx ((Aellopos tantalus)
Native Habitats: Coastal hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Ethnobotany: Fruits edible. Bark emulsions said to be a cure for diarrhea.
Other Comments: Fruits are edible. Foliage is aromatic.