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Ardisia crenata

Common Name(s):

Cultivars:
  • Alba
  • Crinkled Leaf
  • Variegata
Tags:
#red#white#evergreen#pink#partial shade#drought tolerant#white flowers#shrub#pink flowers#winter interest#mounding#spreading#red fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ardisia
    Species:
    crenata
    Family:
    Primulaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan to northern India
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    drought
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Winter
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has scarlet red, waxy fruit which persists into winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    This plant has small, white to pink flowers in lateral sprays. Flowers bloom from May to June.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has alternate, simple, leathery, shiny, dark green leaves that are 4- to 8-in. long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought