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Rhaphiolepis indica | Indian hawthorn - 50-70cm, 10lt

Rhaphiolepis indica | Indian hawthorn - 50-70cm, 10lt

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Rhaphiolepis indica, commonly known as Indian hawthorn, is a charming evergreen shrub that graces gardens with its elegant presence. Native to Southern Asia, particularly India and China, this resilient plant belongs to the Rosaceae family and thrives in a variety of climates, making it a popular choice among gardeners worldwide.

The beauty of Rhaphiolepis indica lies in its dense, compact growth habit, reaching heights of up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) and spreading almost as wide. Its glossy, leathery leaves are lance-shaped and typically dark green, providing a lush backdrop for the clusters of delicate flowers it produces. These blooms, which appear in spring, vary in color from white to shades of pink and possess a subtle fragrance that attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

One of the most appealing features of Indian hawthorn is its adaptability to different growing conditions. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a range of soil types, though it prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Once established, it exhibits moderate drought tolerance, although regular watering during dry spells is beneficial for optimal growth and flowering.

Pruning is seldom necessary, except to remove dead or damaged branches and to maintain shape if desired. Additionally, the plant is relatively pest and disease resistant, further adding to its appeal as a hassle-free addition to garden landscapes.

  • Common Name

    Indian Hawthorn

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Japan, Korea

  • Flower

    fragrant, crabapple-like, white flowers

  • Foliage

    deeply toothed, lance-shaped, leathery, glossy dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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