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Ardisia japonica

Common Name(s):
Japanese Ardisia, Marlberry, Maleberry
Cultivar(s):
Hakuokan, Sures marginata
Category:
Groundcover
Comment:

Spreads by suckers; does not tolerate foot traffic; not drought tolerant

Height:
8-12 in.
Hardiness:
7 to 9
Foliage:
Shiny, alternate, leathery, dark green leaves crowded at the end of branches; sharply serrated margins
Flower:
.5-in., star-shaped, 5-petaled, pink and white flowers in small groups in spring; .25-in., red fruit in fall, persists into winter
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Shade; prefers cool, moist soil
Size:
8-12 in.
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Nonaggressive mat spreader
Growth Rate:
Moderate

NCCES plant id: 242

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