Simpson’s Stopper, Myrcianthes fragrans

This evergreen is naturally found in tree form in hammocks but in the landscape, in full sun, we typically see it in a full, dense shrub form, including as hedging or a screen as it tolerates pruning well. But as a specimen tree, the beautiful bark can be admired. Fragrant when flowering, this is another great wildlife attractor, offering fruits and cover for birds, and flowers for pollinators.

Simpson stopper Photo by David Stang CC X SA 4.0

simpsons stopper Photo by Roy Winkelman

simpson stopper Photo by Cammie Donaldson

UF IFAS info for Simpson's Stopper

Institute for Regional Conservation info for Simpson's Stopper

FNPS info for Simpson's Stopper