Dwarf Indian Hawthorn Shrub

Dwarf Indian Hawthorn Shrub

3 reviews
  • Evergreen glossy foliage

  • White flowers

  • Bluish-black berries

  • Drought tolerant

Regular price $54.99

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  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

This unique Dwarf Indian Hawthorn shrub is well known for its beautifully decorative snow white flowers with a pink shadow, glossy evergreen foliage, and naturally rounded shape.

The delicately beautiful Indian Hawthorne plant is a compact broadleaf shrub that is originally from southern China. Hawthorn is of the family rosaceae (aka the rose family).

The ‘Alba’ variety will grow clusters of fragrant pink and white blooms intermittently from spring through summer. Dark pink flowers are then followed by dark, bluish-black berries that persist through winter.

The Rhaphiolepis indica shrub features glossy, dark green foliage that remains attractive all year long during spring and fall. The leaves turn bright red or bronze when the weather drops giving it excellent fall color.

Hawthorn shrubs have a mounded form and are commonly used in herbal medicine. The hawthorn fruit is edible and sometimes used to treat high blood pressure and other heart and blood vessel related illnesses. There are side effects to using hawthorne so please do your research and consult a doctor before doing anything!

The dwarf pink Indian Hawthorn tree makes an excellent low hedge, as a backdrop for a border, or as a foundation planting or mass plantings. The flowering shrub is also a good plant for coastal gardens as it has a high salt spray tolerance and moderate drought tolerance. You can even plant this popular evergreen as an accent plant in your garden.


The Hawthorn shrub blooms best in full sun to partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Indian hawthorn hedges can be susceptible to root rot if the soil does not drain well.

Hawthorns are slow growing evergreen shrubs. They can get up to 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide at full maturity. You can even prune it into a small tree although it is usually seen as a small shrub when planted at around 3 feet tall and wide.

Planting Indian Hawthorn is easy and we would love to help you out with your endeavors. Most common hawthorn cultivars grow in North America. If prone to entomosporium leaf spot in your area spray with a fungicide. Water regularly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system so it can grow for many years to come. Apply fertilizer annually to help the shrub grow

This cold hardy shrub can be planted in USDA growing zones 7-10. Grow Indian Hawthorn tree across the southern United States best. These shrubs do not ship bare root. They are rooted in their nursery container in soil.

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Shipping information

Once your Dwarf Indian Hawthorn Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!



The Raphiolepis or Indian Hawthorn should be planted in full sun or partial shade. It is tolerant of most normal soil types, but should be planted in well-drained areas, as it does not do well in soggy or overwatered areas.

The Raphiolepis is very drought tolerant, but should receive regular water until established. Pruning is not necessary unless being maintained in a formal shape, in which case it is recommended to prune rather soon after the blooming season.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Indian Hawthorn, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Rhaphiolepis indica 'Alba'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color
White, light pink

Foliage Color
Dark green

Mature Width
3-6 ft

Mature Height
3-6 ft

Growing Zones
7, 8, 9, 10

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Michael H.

Beautiful, healthy plant. I've transitioned it to a training pot as pre- bonsai.

Adriana H.

I love the look of the indian hawthorn in the landscape. This shrub is the package deal and has been very easy to care for


Received these plants promptly & it was packaged with care. Thank you!!

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