Simpson's Stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans)

Simpson's Stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans)

Regular price $14.95
36 in stock

Simpson's Stopper is a fruiting shrub or small tree native to Florida, among other exotic locales like the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America, all the way south through Colombia and Venezuela. It is a member of the Eucalyptus family and produces springtime flowers, colorful berries, and fragrant evergreen leaves. 

The leaves have a warm nostalgic fall-like aroma when crushed - think spicey cinnamon and citrus.  The showy white flowers are also very fragrant and are followed by red-orange berries in mid-summer and early fall. While these berries are edible and the fast-growing shrub is heavily utilized as a popular landscaping hedge, the plants are not often grown for the citrusy flavored berry - yet.  I'll admit that the flavor and texture won't absolutely knock your socks off, but it's not unpalatable by any means and it really is a beautiful and useful native shrub.  We love the look, texture, fragrance, and pop of color that growing Simpon's Stopper adds to our edible landscape!

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How to Grow Simpson's Stopper

Plant Type: Evergreen Fruiting Shrub, Small Tree

Harvest Season: Summer - Fall

Mature Size: Height 20-30 ft. spread 14-20 ft. 

Soil & Moisture: Prefers well-draining soil but can also handle slight periods of standing water AND is highly drought tolerant.  This here is one hardy shrub.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

Size Matters!

The overall look and size of your plant will depend on the amount of sun it's exposed to. When planted in full sun, Simpson's stopper forms a densely growing plant that makes a great hedge. In partial shade, the foliage is slightly less dense and affords a better view of the exfoliating bark and super cool branching.


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