The Eugenia Species include the White Stopper, Redberry Stopper, Spanish Stopper, and Red Stopper. Eugenia species are native to Florida, and they are small, erect, and attractive evergreen/shrub trees. These stoppers thrive under different ranges of soils, and their fruits are very enticing to birds, making these stoppers great to grow near a feeder or bird bath.
Myrcianthes fragans is the best known of all stoppers known also as the Simpson Stopper. This stopper is the most cold tolerant tree out of all the stoppers. It has a gorgeous flaking bark, and fragrant white flowers as well as the ripe orange-red berries that follow. Simpson stoppers prefer neutral to slightly alkaline soil, but are very adaptable to any.
While the Eugenia Foetida (Spanish Stopper) or Spanish stopper is a Florida native small tree or shrub as well. And it is an understory plant in hammocks, typically reaching a height of 12 to 20 feet. This stopper has a lightly dense crown,