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Eugenia Confusa

Redberry Stopper


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Eugenia Confusa (Redberry Stopper) is a small tree or tall shrub, reaching to 20 feet or more. The unusual common name comes from the use of a leaf tea taken to stop diarrhea.

This tree has a dense, oval, upright crown and smooth reddish-brown to gray mottled peeling bark. Additionally, leaves are opposite/sub-opposite, simple, entire, ovate, with a fine texture and approximately 2 to 4 inches long; new leaves are reddish-green. Moreover, flowers are borne in dense, axillary clusters with small blooms, of white and yellow stamens; inconspicuous and fragrant. Also, fruits are subglobose and very showy red when ripe and measure about .25 inches long. They are edible and attract birds and other wildlife; they are the means for propagation.

Eugenia Confusa (Redberry Stopper) grows well in sandy limestone soils that are well-drained. And it requires pruning to shape into a tree form or a tall privacy shrub. This plant has no serious pest or disease problems.

Finally, Redberry Stopper is a good choice for small garden or patio areas, along roadways, highway medians and parking lot islands. Although fruits can make a mess on sidewalks. It is appropriate for coastal areas and in a native plant garden. Additionally wood is suitable in carpentry and cabinets.

Eugenia Confusa is endangered as a wild plant in Florida.

Additional information

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native


West Indies

Salt Tolerance

High Salt Tolerance

Drought Tolerance

High Drought Tolerance

Light Requirements

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Flower Color


Plant Type

Evergreen, Foliage

Common Name

Redberry Stopper


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