Ardisia crenata is a species of flowering plant in the primrose family, Primulaceae, that is native to East Asia.
Common name: coralberry Color: white Bloom time: May to June Height: 4.00 to 5.00 feet Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves. There are many other varieties of plant, of which are best suited for sub-tropical climates. Learning how to grow will add a striking visual and olfactory touch to the garden.
Sunlight: full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer
Do not prune plants in the fall.
Simply cut off any dead or diseased canes.
Stop fertilizing 6 weeks before the first frost but continue watering during dry autumn weather to help keep plants fortified during the dry winter.
Mound, mulch, or add compost after a few frosts but before the ground freezes.
Special Feature: Group in shrub borders, shade gardens or woodland areas. Also effective in naturalized areas where possible colonial spread is not a concern. May be grown as a houseplant in containers that are overwintered indoors. Use Medicinal use:
It is known by a variety of names such as Christmas berry, Australian holly, coral ardisia, coral bush, coralberry, coralberry tree, hen s-eyes, and spiceberry.
Preparations made from the root of Ardisia crenata are used as an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine.