Mosiera longipes

Long-stalked Stopper, Trailing Eugenia

Myrtaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Black
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Groundcover or border plant. This is a low spreading shrub. Shiny foliage.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long 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:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)

Ecology

Wildlife:
 
Insects:
  

Attracts bees and butterflies.

Native Habitats:Rockland hammock, pine rockland.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.