Ardisia japonica 'Chirimen'
Pronunciation: ar-DIZ-ee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
|Description||An excellent low-growing shrub that works well as evergreen groundcover for shady beds, borders, and woodland gardens, particularly under the cool, dark canopy of large trees. The dense, glossy, dark green foliage is accented by ornamental red fruit in late summer that persists into winter. A wonderful choice for water gardens and containers.|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Blooms||Late Summer to Fall|
|Mature Size||Moderately fast growing; forms dense mat 6 to 8 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket|
|Design Ideas||A useful partial shade groundcover that fills in gaps in planting. Excellent for tightening up the lawn edge or creating green carpet beneath older flowering shrubs with exposed legs. An exceptional choice for the woodland forest floor to discourage weeds and to add bright berry color. Works nicely on northeast or west exposures where few plants thrive and in side yards between multistory buildings.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Pachysandra (Pachysandra); Columbine (Aquilegia)|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, moist, acidic, well-drained soils, clear of heavy foot traffic. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposures. Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil; does not tolerate soggy soils or drought. Space 2 to 3 ft. apart as a groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.|
|Lore||The bark of Ardisia is the part considered medicinal in traditional Chinese medicine.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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