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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Low Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
  • Light Pink
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
  • Prostrate Growing/Groundcover
Growth Rate*
  • Slow
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
Sun Exposure*
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Shade in Southern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Shade in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Shade in Southern States
Uses*
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Groundcover
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Mass Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Rock Gardens
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Ardisia is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best possible start, we send a free packet of slow release fertilizer to include when planting.

Interesting Notes

Makes a nice container plant with red berries.

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MARLBERRY

Ardisia japonica

Buy Marlberry online. Marlberry is a easy to grow attractive ground cover for shady gardens. Shiny leathery dark green leaves and white flowers are followed by bright red berries in fall and winter. Listed as evergreen and with some protection. It can also go dormant and is somewhat slow to emerge in the spring. Slow to spread by underground runners. A very easy to manage and maintain ground cover makes this a great plant.

Mature Height:

8-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

7-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Primulaceae · Common Name: Marlberry

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 3151

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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