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Ardisia crispa

Coral berry

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.6m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.45m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Ardisia crispa (Coral berry). This species is a broad bushy deciduous shrub, the leaves are lance-shaped and medium green. The flowers are produced in terminal, umbels of pink medium sized blooms in the early summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

S.E Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their fruits and foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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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