Myrcianthes fragrans

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B 

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Simpson's Stopper, Twinberry


Plant Specifics

Size:5-20 ft tall by 3-15 ft wide with the potential to form small clones.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Orange
Phenology:Evergreen. Flowers sporadically throughout the year with best bloom in spring and early summer.
Habitats:Tropical rockland hammock, coastal hammock.


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant. Roadsides, parking lot edges, and medians. Smaller forms can make good foundation screens.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand



Birds eat the fruits.

Attracts bees and butterflies.