Shrub: Simpson Stopper Latin Name: Myrcianthes fragrans
The Basics This Shrub is a native to Florida and can reach up to 20 feet tall. The oval-shaped green leaves are less than 2 inches long and pinnately veined and grow oppositely. The small red fruits often attract birds, and the small white flowers give off a pleasant fragrance on and off throughout the year.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme Heat Soil Conditions: Well-drained, occasionally wet Cold Hardiness Zone: 9b-11
The Care This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.