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Rhaphiolepis indica, India Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis indica

India Hawthorn
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Southern China
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Indian hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica) is a large shrub that reach up to 5-10ft tall and 4-6ft wide, making it a great choice for hedges, edging and foundation plantings. Plant prefers full sun or semi-shade and moderate water. Indian hawthorn is known for its beautiful, fragrant, white and off-white flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It is best to prune them lightly in early spring to retain a more compact form.

When it comes to planting, make sure to choose a spot where they can get plenty of sun or partial shade. Indian hawthorn requires well-drained soil, so if your soil is not well drained, it is best to plant in raised beds. The soil should also be kept moist but not over-watered. It is also important to fertilize the area around the shrub a few times a year.

For cold regions, it is best to grow Indian hawthorn in a pot. Place the pot in a sheltered area, making sure to protect it from frost and winter winds. Also, be sure to bring the pot inside during very cold weather. Indian hawthorn is quite hardy and can withstand temperatures as low as mid-20s F for a short period of time. So with proper care, you can enjoy the beauty of Indian hawthorn in any climate!

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Rhaphiolepis indica - Indian Hawthorn

Indian hawthornes are prett hardy and easy evergreen shrubs with thick, leathery, serrated, oblong leaves. They are dark green on top and lighter on bottom. Star shaped flowers are held at branch tips in loose clusters and are white or light pink, with five petals, and lightly fragrant.
It is a perfect low maintenance landscape plant that doesn't need much care or water.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
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