Simpson's Stopper - Myrcianthes fragrans
It's easy to tell Simpson's Stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans) is from the Eucalyptus family because of its smooth, exfoliating bark, but it has some unique features that other Eucalyptus varieties don't have: The leaves have a beautiful nutmeg scent, the flowers are an aromatic haven for butterflies, and the flowers turn into edible berries that attract birds like honey draws flies. Simpson's Stopper can grow to mammoth heights of 30 feet with a 20-foot spread.
- Average mature height: 12 to 30 feet
- Light: Full sun to full shade
- Soil: Drought tolerant
- Zones: 9b-11
Plant size. Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.