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Eugenia foetida, Eugenia buxifolia, Spanish Stopper, Boxleaf Stopper 

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 Eugenia foetida, Eugenia buxifolia
Family: Myrtaceae
Spanish Stopper, Boxleaf Stopper
Origin: Florida - West Indies
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The foliage, especially when crushed, emits a mild skunk-like odor. Small, fourpetaled, white flowers are grouped in fewflowered, axillary racemes.

Spanish Stopper are relatively slow growing and not aggressive invaders.

Although small, the fruits are edible to humans. The fruit was used as a treatment for diarrhea, that is why it is called a stopper.

They are a great berry to attract fruit-eating birds.


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