Ardisia escallonioides

marlberry, marbleberry

Myrsinaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 8-15 (20) ft    Width: 3-8 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage, interesting bark

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen plant or hedge.
Considerations: Weak wood.
Propagation: Seed, but it may take 6 months to germinate.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds eat the berries.
Native Habitats: Moist to dry hammocks

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Known for its sweet smelling flowers. Don't confuse this native with the two highly invasive ardisias: coral ardisia (A. crentata) and shoebutton ardisia (A. elliptica).