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Coral Berry

Coral Berry
Photo: Sheldon Navie
Invasive Plant
Coral Berry
Ardisia crenata

Compact thick shrub growing to 1m with dark green thick glossy leaves with attractive wavy margins. Lateral sprays of small white-pink flowers emerge in warmer months followed by abundant green berries that mature to bright red in Autumn and Winter.



  • The bright red berries of this plant are highly attractive to birds which aid in its dispersal.
  • These seeds have a high rate of germination and the plant quickly forms dense thickets.
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Other superior selections include;

  • Graptophyllum ilicifolium - Holly Fuchsia
  • Cordyline rubra - Red Palm Lily

Ask your local retailer for more superior selections


Alternative Plants

Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Cordylines
Cordyline fruticosa cultivars Syn. Cordyline terminalis
Trees and Shrubs

If sub-tropical colour and form is what you are after then this plant is an absolute must. There is an absolute myriad of colours and growth habits available through the many cultivars of this all time favourite. Flowers are less spectacular but for all round colour it is hard to go past these beauties.

Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Croton
Codiaeum variegatum
Trees and Shrubs

There is now an abundance of new cultivars of this garden favourite. Providing year round colour with a wide array of leaf shapes and growth habits this plant is equally at home in full sun or semi shaded position. An absolute must for the sub-tropical garden.

Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Ixoras
Ixora species
Trees and Shrubs

Many new selections of this ever popular garden favourite are now available. There are cultivars with a range of growth habits, from low border shrubs to 0.5m through to taller selections growing 1-2m in height. With a wide range of flower colours, including pink, orange, yellow and even white, there is sure to be one to suit every situation.

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