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Ardisia crenata

ar-DIS-ee-ah kren-AY-tah

This shrub produces abundant, long-lasting, coral-red to scarlet berries, which stand out against dark-green, glossy leaves.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsShows off in winter, with its evergreen foliage and bright red berries.

PropagationRoot semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

ProblemsFungal root rot, fungal stem and leaf diseases. Mealybugs.

  • Genus : Ardisia
  • Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Uses : Shade
  • Characteristics : Showy Fruit
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Winter Interest
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