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Ardisia crenata (Coralberry, Spiceberry)

Ardisia crenata Photo/Illustration: Bill Johnson


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Ardisia crenata ar-DIS-ee-ah kren-AY-tah Common Name: Coralberry, Spiceberry Genus: Ardisia
This shrub produces abundant, long-lasting, coral-red to scarlet berries, which stand out against dark-green, glossy leaves.
Noteworthy characteristics: Shows off in winter, with its evergreen foliage and bright red berries.
Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems: Fungal root rot, fungal stem and leaf diseases. Mealybugs.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Summer
Foliage Color Evergreen
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Shade, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest
Type Shrubs

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