|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.
Its attractive oval, dark green leaves present clusters of fragrant, white flowers, which develop into purple-black berries. The dwarf cultivar, 'Minor', grows to 3 feet tall.
Attributes - Rhaphiolepis umbellata
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer
Flower Color: White
Height: 4 ft. to 10 ft.
Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Black Spot.