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Myrcianthes fragrans, Simpson's Stopper, Twinberry

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 Myrcianthes fragrans
Family: Myrtaceae
Simpson's Stopper, Twinberry
Origin: Caribbean
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Like other members of the Myrtaceae, myrtle family, Myrcianthes fragrans has spicy fragrant leaves, the volatile oils reminiscent of nutmeg.

This plant has fragrant, white flowers that grow in long panicles which occur periodically throughout the year. These flowers then develop into attractive, red berries that are edible. Butterflies and other nectar seeking insects are attracted to the flowers.

The name Simpson's Stopper apparently comes from the use of the berries to treat diarrhea and dysentery, but all evidence as to this use by indigenous people is anecdotal and has not been backed up by ethnobotanical studies.

This plant will tolerate wet soils but is also drought tolerant.


 Myrcianthes fragrans, Simpson's Stopper, Twinberry

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Myrcianthes fragrans, Simpson's Stopper, Twinberry

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Like other members of the Myrtaceae, myrtle family, Myrcianthes fragrans has spicy fragrant leaves, the volatile oils reminiscent of nutmeg. This plant has fragrant, white flowers that grow in long panicles which occur periodically throughout the year. These flowers then develop into attractive, red berries that are edible. Butterflies and other nectar seeking insects are attracted to the flowers. This plant will tolerate wet soils but is also drought tolerant, as well as cold hardy to some freeze.This item is certified for shipping to California.
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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