This genus comprises 150 shrub species, but only the two Asian natives (Ardisia crenata, Ardisia japonica.) are typically grown.Ardisia crenata
In warmest frost-free climates, often grown in the ground or in patio planters. Most familiar as a 1 1/2-ft., single-stemmed houseplant; in a large tub, though, it can reach4 ft. tall and almost that wide. Spirelike clusters of tiny white or pinkish flowers bloom in spring, carried above the shiny,wavy-edged, 3-in.-long leaves. Houseplants require indirect light in summer, several hoursof direct sun in winter.
These hybrids were originally developed for greenhouse forcing. Where winter lows don’t dip belo...
Grows 3–5 ft. a yearfor first few years, then moreslowly to an eventual 30–60 ft.tall and wide. Pink, ...
Leaves arch gracefully, drooping at the tips; they grow 4–5 ft. long, 2 1/2–3 in. wide. Mature clumps ...