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Rhaphiolepis japonica

Pronunciation: Raff-ee-oh-lep-iss
Family: Rosaceae
Synonym: Rhaphiolepis umbellata
Common Name: Indian hawthorn
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs
  • perennial
Height to: 5 ft
Width to: 5 ft
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
Bloom Description: Indian hawthorn (rhaphiolepis japonica) produce white flowers, to 3/4" across, sometimes tinted rose pink
Soil Type: Under glass; grow in soil-based potting mix in full sun. Outdoors: grow in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun, with shelter from cold, drying winds.
Plant Perks:
  • Fragrant
  • Container Gardening
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Mass Planting
Pests and Diseases: Prone to scale insects, fireblight, entomosporium leaf spot and web blight.
Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings of indian hawthorn (rhaphiolepis japonica) in late summer. Layer in autumn
Native to: Korea, japan
Winter Sowing Zones: Zone 8
Notes for Identification: Indian hawthorn (rhaphiolepis japonica) is a bushy, evergreen shrub with oval to obovate or inversely lance-shaped, leathery, dark green, shallowly toothed leaves, to 3 1/2" long. Grow in a sheltered border, or at the base of a warm. Sunny wall. Where not hardy, grow in a cool greenhouse or in containers. Excellent coastal plantrabbit resistantmain source: the american hort society a-z encyclopedia of garden plants
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Trees, Shrubs
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