Ardisia crenata 'Alba'/White Christmas Berry

Ardisia crenata 'Alba' / Ardisia crenata 'Alba'
White berries
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White berries

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Scientific Name: Ardisia crenata 'Alba'
Common Name: White Christmas Berry
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The white berrying Christmas berry is not nearly as common as the red berrying Christmas berry. However, the conditions for growing the white selection are the same. Plants do best in partial shade in a moist soil rich in humus. Self-seeding is common. In areas subject to severe freezes, grow this selection in a container and provide winter protection. In areas where plant grow well occasional hard freezes will kill plants back to the ground, but they return the following year, but will not produce berries the first year after freeze injury.