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Eugenia axillaris (Sw.) Willd.
Synonym(s): Eugenia anthera, Myrtus axillaris
USDA Symbol: EUAX
White stopper is a small, evergreen tree or shrub, 20-24 ft. tall, with a slender trunk and well-shaped crown. New leaves are bright red but turn glossy, dark-green on the upper surface as they develop. Small, fragrant, inconspicuous, white flowers arise from leaf axils and are followed by 1/2 in. diameter berries ripening from green to black.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: FL Native Distribution:
Gulf Coast Native Habitat:
Coastal hammocks & sandy areas; rarely inland
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Blooms intermittently all year, though the primary bloom period is summer.
PropagationDescription: White stopper can be grown from seed. Seed takes several weeks to germinate.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff