Marlberry

Ardisia escallonioides

Tropical plant native to the Caribbean and Southern Florida. Produces dark green foilage year-round. Vibrant white flowers containing yellow anthers blooms twice a year when planted in the right conditions. Black berries provide food for migratory birds. Grows best when receiving a good amount of shade.

Family: Primulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico and Central America.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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