Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Ardisia japonica
(sold as Chirimen)

Family: Myrsinaceae

Common name: MARLBERRY


Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 0.75 feet

Max width: 3.3 feet


white/off white



new growth distinct


Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: shade

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: 0 to +40 °F

Water: regular

  • Ardisia japonica chirimen 3
  • Ardisia japonica chirimen 5 2
  • Ardisia japonica chirimen 5
  • Ardisia japonica chirimen 6 2
  • Ardisia japonica chirimen 6