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Ardisia pusilla (Small coralberry)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ardisia pusilla

Other names

Small coralberry

Genus

Ardisia Ardisia

Species

A. pusilla - A. pusilla is a compact, stoloniferous shrub or conservatory plant with glossy, pale green leaves and creamy-white flowers in spring followed by red berries. A good groundcover plant.


Ardisia pusilla is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers and foliage may be fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Berries and foliage may cause stomach upset if ingested.

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Pale-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

Bacterial soft rot , Basal rot , Root rot Bacterial soft rot , Basal rot , Root rot

General care

Pruning

Prune lightly early spring. Pinch back to promote a bushy habit.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Ardisia pusilla (Small coralberry) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Greenhouse, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Grows best in moist, well-drained soil in part shade, protected from cold, drying winds. Alternatively, grow under glass in bright, filtered light, watering freely in the growing season.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Ardisia pusilla

Other names

Small coralberry

Genus

Ardisia Ardisia

Species

A. pusilla - A. pusilla is a compact, stoloniferous shrub or conservatory plant with glossy, pale green leaves and creamy-white flowers in spring followed by red berries. A good groundcover plant.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers and foliage may be fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Berries and foliage may cause stomach upset if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Pale-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

Specific diseases

Bacterial soft rot , Basal rot , Root rot

General care

Pruning

Prune lightly early spring. Pinch back to promote a bushy habit.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ardisia pusilla (Small coralberry) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Greenhouse, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Grows best in moist, well-drained soil in part shade, protected from cold, drying winds. Alternatively, grow under glass in bright, filtered light, watering freely in the growing season.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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