Eugenia confusa

Ironwood, Red-berry Stopper

Myrtaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers, Showy fruits, Interesting foliage, Hurricane wind resistance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Specimen tree.
Considerations:Slow growing.
Propagation:De-pulped seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.  

Insects:

Insect pollinated.

Native Habitats:Rockland hammock.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Listed as endangered by the State of Florida. Please acquire in an environmentally conscientious manner. Retain in the natural landscape if present.