|coral ardisia|| USDA PLANTS Symbol: ARCR80
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub
|Ardisia crenata Sims|
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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Primulales: Myrsinaceae
|Synonym(s): hen's eyes, coralberry|
|Native Range: Japan to North India (BAIL);|
Coral ardisia is a small shrub that ranges from 2-6 ft. (0.6-1.8 m) in height. The evergreen leaves are leathery, dark-green and 4-8 in. (10-20 cm) long. The flowers are inconspicuous, pink to white and develop in the late spring and early summer. Fruit are persistent, deep red berries. The seeds are easily spread by birds. Coral ardisia thrives in shade and deep, rich soil, but can survive in any non-saturated soil. This plant is a native of Southeast Asia and was introduced into Florida as an ornamental around 1900. Coral ardisia does not fare well in cold areas, as a hard freeze will kill the plant.
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This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.
|Invasive Listing Sources:|
|Alabama Invasive Plant Council|
|Faith Campbell, 1998|
|Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council|
|Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council|
|John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.|