Eugenia foetida

Spanish stopper, boxleaf stopper


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 8-15 ft    Width: taller than broad
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      brown,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Aroma, fragrance, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Used as a foundation or hedge plant. Large shrub to small tree. Can also be used as a specimen plant.
Propagation: De-pulped seed.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: alkaline


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. The stoppers provide good cover.
Native Habitats: Coastal hammocks, hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: