|shoebutton ardisia|| USDA PLANTS Symbol: AREL4
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Hardwood Trees Shrub or Subshrub
|Ardisia elliptica Thunb|
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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Primulales: Myrsinaceae
|Native Range: China, India, Southeast Asia (BAIL);|
Shoebutton ardisia is a tall shrub or small tree that can reach heights of 20 ft. (6.1 m). The leathery leaves are 3-6 in. (7.6-15.2 cm) long, 1 in. (2.5 cm) wide, elliptical and entire. Most flowering occurs in the summer, but flowering can continue year-round. The flowers are small, pink, star-shaped and hang in clusters from the axils of the leaves. Shoebutton ardisia grows well in low, wet areas and in old fields. This species is shade-tolerant. Shoebutton ardisia is a native of Southeast Asia and was introduced into the United States as an ornamental in the late 1800’s.
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.
|U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:|
|Everglades National Park (Florida)|
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)