shoebutton ardisia

Primulales > Myrsinaceae > Ardisia elliptica Thunb

Shoebutton ardisia is a tall shrub or small tree that can reach heights of 20 ft. (6.1 m). The leathery leaves are 3-6 in. (7.6-15.2 cm) long, 1 in. (2.5 cm) wide, elliptical and entire. Most flowering occurs in the summer, but flowering can continue year-round. The flowers are small, pink, star-shaped and hang in clusters from the axils of the leaves. Shoebutton ardisia grows well in low, wet areas and in old fields. This species is shade-tolerant. Shoebutton ardisia is a native of Southeast Asia and was introduced into the United States as an ornamental in the late 1800s.


Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources


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Seedling(s);
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Seedling(s);
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Seedling(s);
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Plant(s); habit
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Foliage; leaves
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Flower(s); flowers
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Plant(s); habit
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Fruit(s);
Forest & Kim Starr, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
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Fruit(s);
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Fruit(s); leaves and fruits
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Fruit(s);
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Foliage;
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Tree(s);
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Tree(s); fruiting
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Plant(s); habit thicket
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Infestation;
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Infestation;
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Invasive Reference(s):

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  • Florida - EPPC list
  • Invasive Plants: Guide to Identification and the Impacts and Control of Common North American Species


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