Simpson's Stopper

Myrcianthes fragrans


Member Price: $69.95

Simpson's Stopper
Simpson's Stopper

Simpson's Stopper

Myrcianthes fragrans

Price: $79.95

Member Price: $69.95

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The Simpsons Stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans) is a versatile and attractive native plant found in Florida, the Caribbean, and Central America. It is well-known for its fragrant flowers, beautiful foliage, and colorful fruit.

The Overall Plant

Simpsons Stopper is an evergreen shrub or small tree that typically grows to a height of 5 to 10 feet, depending on growing conditions and pruning practices. It is well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11 and thrives in a wide range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and well-drained soils. The plant is highly drought-tolerant and salt-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for coastal landscapes or xeriscaping. Simpsons Stopper is often used as a hedge, screen, or accent plant, and its multi-stemmed habit provides valuable habitat and cover for birds and other wildlife.

The Flowers

Simpsons Stopper is prized for its fragrant, star-shaped flowers that appear in spring and early summer. The flowers are small and white, with a pleasant, sweet fragrance that attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The blossoms grow in clusters at the tips of branches, creating a visually appealing and aromatic display.

The Foliage

The foliage of the Simpsons Stopper is another attractive feature of the plant. The leaves are simple, elliptical, and glossy, with a deep green color on the upper surface and a lighter green on the underside. The foliage is dense and provides a lush, tropical appearance in the landscape. Additionally, when the leaves are crushed, they release a pleasant, aromatic scent that adds to the sensory appeal of the plant.

The Fruit

Following the flowering period, Simpsons Stopper produces small, round fruits that ripen from green to bright red or orange-red. The fruit is a valuable food source for various types of wildlife, including birds and small mammals, which help to disperse the seeds. While not commonly consumed by humans, the fruit is sometimes used to make jellies and other culinary preparations.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

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Mature height: 5-10 ft.

Mature width: 3-15 ft.

Sunlight: Full-Partial Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 9-11