Cherry-like shrub
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It was a single branch growing with red berries. All
The leaves were at the top, which I found pretty. But now
A new branch is growing halfway up. Is is alright to prune it out?


Posted by: emilio_medina2001@yahoo.com (2 points) emilio_medina2001@yahoo.com
Posted: March 10, 2014




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Emilio, You may have an Ardisia crenata http://bit.ly/1lOuscO; perhaps one that was pruned as a bonsai to suit an indoor pot http://bit.ly/PjXtju. The plant has many common names: coralberry, Christmas berry, spiceberry, etc.

There's lots of information and photos about this plant on the Web.

Warning: The berries may be poisonous to both humans and animals. It's considered highly invasive in the southeastern United States.


Posted by: Peg Boyles (3 points) Peg Boyles
Posted: March 10, 2014


David Hughes commented,
nice one Peg
almost 7 years ago.

emilio_medina2001@yahoo.com commented,
Hi, Peg

Thanks for writing . I hope it is not a bonsai . I plan to plant it outdoors when I am sure it will survive.

Regards, Emilio

almost 7 years ago.



Yes, you can prune this with no harm to your plant. Use a sharp scissors and cut at a 45 degree angle close to the stem.
Not sure what the plant is,but it does not seem like it is edible. But since you are in the Philippines perhaps it is and I dont recognize it. Do you know what the plant is?

Looks like Holly or Toyon Berry (native to Western US).


Posted by: David Hughes (55 points) David Hughes
Posted: March 10, 2014


emilio_medina2001@yahoo.com commented,
Hi, David

Thanks for your advice. In Manila the plant is called money tree.

Regards, Emiluo

almost 7 years ago.



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