Ardisia japonica 'Chirimen'

Chirimen Marlberry

Flowers and leaves

Flowers and leaves


Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Ardisia

Parent: Ardisia japonica

Category: Groundcover

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 3 to 6" tall, 2 to 3' wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Shade


Dark green leaves, long and thin, serrated, evergreen. Pale pink flowers. Red berries in winter.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot at Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2012 and planted it in the Almost Shade Garden. It did not prosper but struggled along. I inadvertently purchased another and planted it in the Turret Front Garden. They both died back mostly in winter 2014 and in spring 2014 I consolidated them in one clump in the Almost Shade Garden.

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