Mosiera longipes

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Long-stalked Stopper, Trailing Eugenia


Also known as Psidium longipes

Plant Specifics

Size:1.5 - 3 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Black
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms all year except in droughts or cold.
Noted for:Showy flowers, Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Groundcover or border plant. This is a low spreading shrub. Shiny foliage.
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)



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


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