This unique Indian Hawthorn shrub is well known for its beautifully decorative snow white flowers, glossy evergreen foliage and naturally rounded shape.
The delicately beautiful Indian Hawthorn is a compact broadleaf shrub that is originally from southern China. The ‘Alba’ variety will grow clusters of fragrant white blooms intermittently from spring through summer. Flowers are then followed by dark, bluish-black berries that persist through winter.
The shrub features glossy, dark green foliage that remains attractive all year long during spring and fall. Hawthorn shrubs have a mounded form
It makes an excellent low hedge, as a backdrop for a border, or as a foundation planting or mass plantings. The shrub is also a good plant for coastal gardens as it has a high salt spray tolerance and moderate drought tolerance.
Indian Hawthorn blooms best in full sun to partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Indian hawthorn or rhaphiolepis indica can be susceptible to root rot if soil does not drain well.
Hawthorns are slow growing evergreen shrubs. 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 cultivars grow in the southern United States. If prone to leaf spot in your area spray with fungicide.
This cold hardy shrub can be planted in USDA growing zones 7-10. Grow Indian Hawthorn tree across the southern United States best.
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Raphiolepis indica 'Alba'
- Evergreen glossy foliage
- White flowers
- Bluish-black berries
- Drought tolerant