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Ardisia crenulata

Coral berry

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium to dark green

Description

Ardisia crenulata (Coral berry). This is an evergreen shrub, the leaves are elliptical-lanceolate and medium green. The flowers will bloom in pink-white.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Marlberry, Spear flower

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their fruits and foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in a loam based compost in bright light. When grown outdoors grow in moist well-drained humus-rich soil, remember to shelter from strong winds.

Propagation

You should sow the seeds in the spring, or by cuttings in the summer.

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