Southwest Plant of the Month – Indian Hawthorn – Raphiolepis indica
|Plant Form||Shrub||Plant Size||4′ x 4′|
|Plant Type||Evergreen||Water Usage||Medium|
|Sunlight||Sun, Partial Shade||Colors||Pink, White|
Physical Description: Compact shrub with glossy, leathery leaves covered with pink or white flowers in the spring. Panicles of dark-blue fruit follow flowering.
Care and Maintenance: Aphids occasional problem. Leaf spot also occasional problem.
Gardener’s Notes: Avoid overhead watering to minimize leaf spot. Flowers best and stays more compact in full sun but protect from reflected heat for best performance.
Photo and information from: Desert Blooms Plant Advisor