Eugenia rhombea

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10B 11 

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Red Stopper, Spiceberry


Plant Specifics

Size:8 -12 ft tall by 6-10 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Orange,black
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms spring-early summer. Fruits ripen in fall.
Habitats:Shell mound, rockland hammock. Also in disturbed areas.


Recommended Uses:Small specimen tree or shrub. Understory tree. Grow as a large shrub or small tree.
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand



Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.

Attracts pollinators.