Sunday, May 2, 2010

Myrcianthes fragrans, Simpson's Stopper

This is a wonderful plant, vase-shaped, Crape myrtelesque. Fragrant evergreen leaves cloak beautiful grayish exfoliating bark. Every fall it has orange fruits with a pleasant piquant taste. Bird love the berries and butterflies love the flowers. I only wish I had planted a larger plant 3 years ago. It was less than a foot tall when it went in; now it's right about 5 feet.

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