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A picture of a Coralberry

Coralberry

Ardisia crenata

Also known as

Spiceberry, Christmas Berry, Australian Holly, Coral Ardisia, Coral Bush, Hen's-Eyes

Ardisia crenata plant by flickr (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H4-H2

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1.2m

Min

1.6m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Coralberry

Ardisia crenata, the Coral Berry (13883678418)
A photo of Coralberry
Coral Berry (Ardisia crenata)
Ardisia crenata, Krantzkloof NR
Starr 060810-8502 Ardisia crenata

Coralberry Overview

Ardisia crenata is a compact, perennial shrub species in the primrose family, Primulaceae. It produces glossy, dark green foliage with wavy edges that are alternately arranged on stems. Typically this plant doesn't branch much, it produces small white to red, scented flowers in clusters. These lead onto shiny red drupe fruits. Grown as an ornamental species, this plant is also considered invasive, particularly in the southeastern United States.

How to propagate Coralberry

Seed

Propagation is by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Coralberry

Ornamental, naturaliser, fruit