Meetings at Pinecrest Gardens

Join us at Our Monthly Meeting

Learn, share plants, meet other plant enthusiasts and enjoy refreshments.

Meetings are held at 7:30 on the 4th Tuesday of each month except July, August and December. Meetings are free and open to the public. Please come - we would like to meet you!

Find out more about upcoming meetings

Refreshments begin at 7:15 p.m., merchandise sales before and after the program. The raffle follows the program. Contributions of raffle items (native plants, non-plant items such as books, etc.) and refreshments are greatly appreciated. Please label your raffle plant donations.

Meeting Location

Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 S.W. 57 Ave. (Red Road)
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Simpson's stopper
Simpson's stopper

Featured Plant:

Twinberry, Simpson's stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans)

Large shrub to medium tree in hammocks, in peninsular Florida, Mexico – S. America. Bark is distinctive: smooth, gray to reddish-brown, flaking off in irregular patches. Leaves aromatic when crushed. Flowers white, fragrant; berries orange to red. Birds eat the fruits, insects visit the flowers

  • Specimen, buffer plantings, trimmed hedge
  • Can be placed to show the attractive trunks
  • Typically 10-20' tall, but not fast growing
  • an grow in poor soil, needs some organic content to thrive
  • Full sun to light shade

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Information from: Natives For Your Neighborhood - The Institute for Regional Conservation