Eugenia axillaris (Sw.) Willd.
Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family)
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.
From the Image Gallery
No images of this plant
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Native Distribution: S. FL 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.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)Eugenia axillaris is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Tantalus sphinx |
Learn more at BAMONA
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
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
Search More Titles in Bibliography
Recommended Species Lists
Find native plant species by state. Each list contains commercially available species suitable for gardens and planned landscapes. Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search.View Recommended Species page
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eugenia axillaris in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eugenia axillaris in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eugenia axillaris
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff