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Eugenia Axillaris

White Stopper


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White stopper tree description

Eugenia Axillaris (White Stopper) is a native Florida small tree or shrub with a small trunk and branches. The unusual common name apparently comes from the use of a leaf tea taken to stop diarrhea. This tree typically grows to 10 to 20 feet in height. The tree is taller than broad and has smooth, pale gray to whitish bark. It has an oval to irregular crown of moderate density. Additionally, the leaves are dull dark green, leathery, simple, opposite or sub-opposite, elliptical, and under 2 inches long.
Furthermore, the new leaf growth is pinkish. Flowers are borne in clusters at the leaf axils, white, inconspicuous, fragrant, with tiny blooms, about 1/8 inch across. Fruits are round berries ripening from red to black, about 1/2 inch in diameter, edible, and used for propagation. The wood is useful in cabinetry.

Eugenia Axillaris tree cultivation

Also, white stopper tree is an understory plant of hammocks. It prefers well-drained sandy or limestone soils with an organic top layer. It is easily shaped by pruning. This plant has no serious pest or disease problems. The white stopper has attractive foliage and fruits, is of modest size, and is appropriate as a residential street tree, in parking lot islands, small lawns, and as a screen or hedge. It is also grown as a bonsai plant.

🌳More popular and beautiful plants: Simpson’s stopper bush

Additional information

Florida Native

Yes, FL Native



Light Requirements

Full Sun or Partial Shade

Flower Color



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