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ARDISIA           Japanese Ardisia


Ardisia japonica ar-DIS-ee-ah jah-PON-ih-kah                                          

Evergreen  Morning sun to partial shade     Height 6- 12 Spread 16        Spacing 12


HABIT:  Small white flowers in clusters in fall, followed by red berries from fall through winter. Dies to the ground but usually returns in the spring.


CULTURE:        Slow-growing, moisture-loving, clumping ground cover. Spreads by underground stems.


USES:              Ground cover for shaded areas.


PROBLEMS:     Few if any.


NOTES:            Interesting groundcover that should be used more often.

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