Ardisia japonica ‘Andre the Giant’

(Andre the Giant Marlberry)


$14.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Ardisia japonica ‘Andre the Giant’ is a large leafed and fruited Japanese ardisia.  It makes a spreading ground cover for shade and is tolerant of quite tough, dry conditions once it gets established. The tops can be killed back in winter but it should resprout by mid-spring.

Description

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8-10 where it is easily grown in average, acidic, moist but well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Foliage may burn in full sun locations. Prefers organically rich soils. Intolerant of dry soils. Avoid wet soils. Freely self-seeds to the point where it has escaped gardens and has the potential to naturalize in optimum growing conditions.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Andre the Giant Marlberry

Botanical Name

Ardisia japonica 'Andre the Giant'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

6-12"

Width

1-3'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

white/pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

red

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