Island marlberry (Ardisia escallonoides)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8 - 15 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1/4 inch glossy, black drupes; each contains a solitary hard seed.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Other: White to pinkish with noticable bright yellow anthers.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130
Finding duplicates in the database by dave Mar 17, 2015 7:29 PM 165
Help with ID please by Paul2032 Nov 8, 2011 10:51 AM 12

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