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Ardisia escallonioides (Marlberry/Blackberry Tree)

Life: Perennial

Size: 20'

Light: Full Sun

Water: Light, Drought Tollerant Once Established

Soil: Loam to Clay, Salt Tollerant

This shrub or small tree is a common sight in tropical coastal areas. Throughout the year, it produces panicles of fragrant white flowers followed by black fruits at irregular intervals. The sweet scent of the flowers will attract bees and other insects, and the small, round, glossy fruits are edible and may attract other wildlife.