Tropicals forum: Bought a new houseplant

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 14, 2015 4:23 PM CST
It isn't a really rare one, its called Coral berry. red something. a bush from Asia. it just stuck my fancy seeing it at Bachmens.


BTW that sale at the MN state fairgrounds was GREAT! I got many rare and unuseal plants.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 14, 2015 4:44 PM CST
Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata) a/k/a "Coralberry"/"Coral Berry" is a beautiful plant but very invasive here in Florida.
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Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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Swayback
May 14, 2015 8:56 PM CST
plantladylin said:http://garden.org/plants/view/111374/Coral-Ardisia-Ardisia-crenata/ a/k/a "Coralberry"/"Coral Berry" is a beautiful plant but very invasive here in Florida.


Here in Kentucky too!
They do have a nice look, manageable size too but I curse the darn fool that brought them here!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 14, 2015 9:54 PM CST
Yeah, it's a pest plant here, shown as a Catagory I Invasive on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council list and is legally prohibited.
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Swayback
May 15, 2015 12:23 AM CST
I had no idea!
I'm surprised, I wonder what it's range is and how many acres it covers... I still like it way better than bush honey suckle.
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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
May 15, 2015 8:20 PM CST
well here/ its a house plant. i rather like it. Still, invasive I had no idea.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 16, 2015 8:15 AM CST
Plantsmylove said: well here/ its a house plant. i rather like it.

It makes a really nice house plant and can always be pruned back if it gets too big. Years ago I grew Shoebutton Ardisia (Ardisia elliptica) as a house plant and loved it.

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Jun 1, 2015 7:32 AM CST
Cool, its doing nice I repotted it and its doing really well loves the sun outside I will take it outdoors later on. it was just too cold this weekend for tropical houseplants outside
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Swayback
Jun 1, 2015 9:05 PM CST
I guess I didn't paint a pretty picture, but I've spend plenty of time admiring these same plants.
They're plenty attractive, hardy as can be!
No reason to think it won't look nice for you.
I think I've heard of them used for bonsai, or atleast a bonsai companion.
I've seen them look good planted in gardens too.
I'm sure it'll make a fine plant for you.

The berries are quite unique! And the foliage is prettiest in spring when they emerge a very light green, tinged in red with some sun.

But for every minute I've spent admiring it, I've spent an hour fighting my way thru thick stands of it, they're pretty pokey when you have to just push your way thru and they intertwine branches... Good times
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Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
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seaecho
Jun 19, 2015 11:48 PM CST
I had one a few years ago, and loved it. However, I couldn't keep it alive! I was so disappointed when it died, yet it's invasive in some places. How ironic!

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