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PlantFiles: Mangroveberry, Long-stalked Stopper
Psidium longipes

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Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Psidium (SIGH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: longipes (LON-juh-peez) (Info)

Synonym:Eugenia bahamensis
Synonym:Eugenia longipes
Synonym:Mosiera longipes
Synonym:Myrtus bahamensis
Synonym:Psidium littorale var. longipes

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Category:
Perennials
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive olddude On Jul 3, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

This South FL, Keys and Bahamas native is a small tree or shrub that ranges from a sprawling 1 to an upright 12. Small (1) ovate leaves are shiny, light green and have a redish midrib on the abaxil side.
Flowers are pink or white and have a light fragrance. Fruit begins green progressing to red and finally black or deep purple and contain numerous small seeds.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida



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