Rhaphiolepis indica

Indian Hawthorn

Grown for their dark, leathery leaves and long, late-blooming flowers, these popular evergreen shrubs are drought-tolerant once established. Flowers range from white to deep pink and bloom from late fall to late spring. Small, purple or black fruit follows. New leaves on these mostly low-growing shrubs turn bronze and burgundy. Taller types can reach 6 to 15 feet. Use as informal hedges, background plantings, low screens and container plants. Use dwarf types for ground covers. Easy to grow in full sun. Will not tolerate frost. For dense bushes, prune and pinch new growth frequently. Avoid overhead watering. Watch for aphids, fungus and fireblight.
Rhaphiolepis indica, Indian Hawthorn
This mounding, bushy shrub bears fragrant, star-shaped flowers in 4 to 6-inch-wide clusters. Grow in warmer climates. Prune to shape.

Attributes - Rhaphiolepis indica

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Pink, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 ft. to 5 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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