Eugenia rhombea

red stopper, spiceberry


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 8 -12 ft    Width: 6-10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      orange,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Small specimen tree or shrub. Understory tree. Grow as a large shrub or small tree.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds and other wildlife consume fruit.
Native Habitats: Shell mound, rockland hammock. Also in disturbed areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Listed as endangered in Florida. Please retain in the natural landscape and acquire in an environmentally conscientious manner.