Myrcianthes fragrans

Simpson's stopper, twinberry


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 5-20 ft    Width: 3-15 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      orange
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, aroma, fragrance, hurricane wind resistance, interesting bark


Recommended Uses: Specimen plant. Roadsides, parking lot edges, and medians. Smaller forms can make good foundation screens.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)


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Attracts bees and butterflies.
Native Habitats: Tropical rockland hammock, coastal hammock.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Called a stopper, because it was used for treatment of diarrhea.