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Indian Hawthorn White Raphiolepsis Indica Alba

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Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

White Indian Hawthorn or Raphiolepsis indica alaba is a lovely, compact, tight growing shrub with dense, oval, dark green, leathery textured leaves that will reach a height of about 2 ½ to 3 feet when fully mature.  It blooms with large terminal sprays of pure white  that are made up of clusters of small 5 petaled florets with yellow or pink centers.  The flowers are followed by an attractive blue black inedible berry that is attractive to birds and other wildlife.

Surprisingly, this plant is in the same botanical family as roses.  It is native to China and Japan, but is currently one of the most popular and widely used landscape plants in the temperate zones of the United States.  The key features that contribute to it's popularity are it's slow growing, self branching, rounded growth habit, natural disease and pest resistance, and drought tolerance once well established. 

The bloom period of this cultivar begins in late February thru mid May

Indian Hawthorn makes a great foundation and background plant. It has the most impact in mass plantings and has minimal maintenance needs.

 

Botanical Name Raphiolepsis indica alba
Common Name Indian Hawthorn White
Plant Family Rosaceae
Mature Size 3 to 4 feet
Bloom Color White
Bloom Form Clustered 5 petal singles
Bloom Time Spring
Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
Fragrance No
Key Features Low Maintenance
Suggested Uses Hedge, Background
Grower Notes Showy Spring Bloom
 

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Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding until well established.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to maintain shape and size.
  • Plant early in the season in Zones 7 and 8A., and mulch heavily before first frost. 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Model: RAPH-WHT-IH-4
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 10 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens





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