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Article: Coral Ardisia, A Beautiful but Invasive Plant: I have not had any problems with Ardesia

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DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 15, 2013
3:54 PM

Post #9450663

It is still one of my favorite and diehard shade plants!
pastapicker
Columbus, OH

March 18, 2013
11:40 AM

Post #9453622

But David, how do you know that your plant doesn't have offspring planted by birds elsewhere?

I've heard the same thing from people here who grow purple loosestrife. They don't notice the plants sprouting in the RR right of ways, drainage ditches, ponds and nature preserves nearby; they assume that their clump is the one and only and don't realize that the seeds have traveled farther in their neighborhood than they themselves do.

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 18, 2013
12:25 PM

Post #9453649

They at least have the shallowest of root systems. Even the largest plants lift out of the ground with a slight pull. The seedlings pull out easier than most weeds I have in any beds anywhere without any need to dig them out.

Weeding is a part of life that will not by pass most of us and I love Ardesia still.
can2grow
Valparaiso, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 20, 2013
4:26 AM

Post #9455542

You should have read my message from a property owner in Gainesville. He bought several acres of property. At the time of purchase there was no coral ardisia anywhere on it. A couple of years later the property was infested, and he was pleading for information about how to get rid of it. Hand pulling wasn't practical for him.

Most exotic invasive plants were included in landscapes because they are beautiful. It's really hard to accept that some of our favorite plants are, in fact, thugs.

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 20, 2013
4:40 AM

Post #9455557

He is not me.

Thank you for the information. It came with my property when I bought it and it has never caused an 'invasion' of any sort.

can2grow
Valparaiso, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 20, 2013
8:17 PM

Post #9456507

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/42

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag281

http://www.invasive.org/browse/subinfo.cfm?sub=3008

http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/plantid/webtour/species/ardisia/ardisia.htm

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ARCR80

--and many more. Check it out.

DavidofDeLand

DavidofDeLand
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 21, 2013
3:03 AM

Post #9456613

Thank you. I know what I need to know, and this will be the last time I respond to any messages regarding this topic.

I research every plant in my gardens and know about them well. I have no desire to debate this issue further.

The Ardesia that came with my property is staying on my property.

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