One of the best wildlife plants for our area, this plant is cold hardy, salt tolerant, drought-tolerant once established and grows slowly so maintenance is at a minimum. The small white fragrant blossoms appear on and off all year. The bloom is heaviest in spring, with pretty white flowers decorating the plant. After the flowers comes the fruit...bright red berries that are a favorite of the mockingbird (Florida's state bird), blue jay, and cardinal.
You can keep this shrub sheared to 6 to 8 feet as a hedge or let it grow larger (as much as 20 feet) as a multi-branched small tree. An alternative meaning is that these plants form a "thicket" that stops people from passing through them. Simpson's stopper works anywhere - whether kept well-manicured for a formal landscape or left to grow in a more natural form for a casual design.
It makes a great ornamental tree for a small yard...though you might want to buy a bigger plant to start with, since its growth rate is fairly slow. Its salt tolerance makes it perfect for a beach-side home.