Japanese Ardisia

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


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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