Myrcianthes fragrans

Simpson's Stopper, Twinberry

  • Family: Myrtaceae
  • Form: Evergreen shrub or multi-trunked small tree reaching 20 ft. or more
  • Leaves: Simple, opposite, entire, fragrant; dark glossy green with reddish new foliage
  • Stem/Bark: Attractive, exfoliating to reveal various colors
  • Flower: White, multi-staminate, fragrant
  • Fruit: Red or orange, showy
  • Comments: Several dwarf cultivars are available in the trade
  • Additional Resources:
    IFAS document (pdf)
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
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