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Ardisia cultivar (Variegated)

Family Name: Primulaceae
Semi Shade Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Leaves Shrub Tree

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet Type
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)
Comments

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Tree (Small (6m-15m)), Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a shrub or a small tree.
Foliage Its leaves are leathery, elliptic, green with irregular white markings at the margins.
Flowers Its flowers are borne in clusters, with pink, waxy petals.
Fruits Its fruit are rounded fleshy berries, turning purple when ripe.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Fruits
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, White

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Purple
Fruit Type 1 Fleshy Fruit

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Master ID 29739
Species ID 4048
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.
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