Ardisia japonica 'Chirimen'
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ar-DIZ-ee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Lore||The bark of Ardisia is the part considered medicinal in traditional Chinese medicine.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderately fast growing; forms dense mat 6 to 8 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer to Fall|
|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.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Mass Planting, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Ornamental Berries, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Evergreen Groundcover|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9