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White Coral Berry

Ardisia crenata 'Alba'

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White Coral Berry (Ardisia crenata 'Alba') at Van Atta's Greenhouse

White Coral Berry fruit

White Coral Berry fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

White Coral Berry (Ardisia crenata 'Alba') at Van Atta's Greenhouse

White Coral Berry

White Coral Berry

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8

Other Names:  White Christmas Berry, White Coralberry


A beautiful accent shrub adorned with frothy upright panicles of small white flowers in early summer; stunning clusters of white berries follow, and persist into winter; invasive in warm climates; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

White Coral Berry features dainty clusters of white bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches in mid spring. It features an abundance of magnificent white berries in mid fall. It has dark green foliage. The glossy pointy leaves remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

White Coral Berry is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Invasive

White Coral Berry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

White Coral Berry will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fruit  Texture  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features