Ardisia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Primulaceae with over 700 species. They are trees, shrubs and/or sub-shrubs in which most have alternately arranged leaves. 

Light: Part-sun

Water: Slight dry to the touch

Environment: Mainly tropical areas - humidity is appreciated

Toxicity: Not available but there are indications that it is poisonous

Habit / SIze: Varieties can range from tree forms to shrub form; height can vary by species

Of Note:

  • Crenata species note: Also known as “Christmas Berry” and/or “Coral Bush.” Flowers are white to reddish followed by drooping red glossy berries. The roots of the Ardisia crenata are used in complementary or alternative medicine. Perennial shrub that can grow 1.5–6’ tall. Invasive in the southeastern U.S.

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.