Small, 0.5" dark red to black colored edible berry. Fruits are pear-shaped and quite juicy.
Small or medium sized bush or tree to 15-25ft. Easily trained into a short hedge or bush. The White Stopper is also a good candidate for bonsai. Flowers are white or slightly yellow in color, and borne in large groups. Foliage is scented.
Moderately hardy, can survive short frosts and freezes.
Trees are not very particular about soils. Water fairly regularly. Grows well in shade, part-shade, and is very drought tolerant. Plants are also highly tolerant of various soil types and grow well near salt water.
Fleshy fruit, usually eaten fresh. The tree is most commonly used as a street tree, or is trained into a hedge. Attracts birds.
Native to southern Florida, the Caribbean, southern Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.