Southwest Plant of the Month – Indian Hawthorn – Raphiolepis indica

Feb 22, 2021 | Plant of the Month

General Information

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