Japanese Ardisia, Marlberry
- Low evergreen shrub, 8-16 inches (20-40 cm) high, erect branches. Leaves simple, alternate, clustered at branch tips, oval-ovate, margins toothed, glossy dark green above, lighter and distinctly veined below. Bloom in summer, flowers small, pendent, pale pink to white, mostly hidden by leaves. Fruit globose, 6 mm diameter, pink to red.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8 Native to China and Japan. A number of cultivars, including variegated (white, pink, yellow) selections and forms with irregularly shaped and notched leaves.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east (front) of Student Health Center, near walk.