PlantFiles: Indian Hawthorn, India Hawthorn Rhaphiolepis indica
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Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
On May 21, 2010, GardenSal from Chincoteague Island, VA wrote:
This palnt was in our garden when we purchased the house in Jan 2008. It was in a northern facing location and very spindly. I moved it to a southern facing location and fed it with Holly-Tone. Last year it had more leaves, and it did not bloom. I fed it with the Holly-Tone once in early spring and once in early fall. This year, it's beautiful! It is lush, with dark green leaves and it is covered with pink blssoms. The butterflies are going wild over it! I'm glad I perservered with it, as it is one of the most beautiful plants in our garden.
On Jan 19, 2008, RonDEZone7a from Wilmington, DE (Zone 7a) wrote:
This plant is not common in northern Delaware (Zone 7a) where I live but, as I was looking for a low-growing broadleaved evergreen that took full sun, I gave Indian Hawthorne a try. I have it planted on the south side of my brick ranch home, where conditions have been too sunny and dry (in summer) for plants like azaleas to be happy. So I was hoping, being a southern plant, Indian Hawthorne could take these conditions and it has done well.
The first winter in the ground, some of the foliage got a little beat up and browned by spring - and it didn't bloom last spring - but this year (after second winter in the ground), it looks much better and bloomed nicely this past spring. The plant itself has never had any major dieback so I would say the plant is hardy in Zone 7a, once established, if well sited. Overall, I achieved the look I wanted with this plant and I am happy with it.
On Mar 29, 2007, chollyjohn from Richmond, VA wrote:
I have know of this plant since 1982 living in Jacksonville, FL. and fell in love with its temperament. Since 1987 have used it in Richmond, VA for many landscape installations and at my residence. Mostly plant Elenor Tabors variety. Trouble-free and a very rich looking plant, love the dark leaves and abundant flowers. Most years get Spring and fall blooming which is a plus. The dark blue berries for the fall are a wonderful accent to the winter landscape.
On Jun 9, 2005, theresamendoza from Hesperia, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:
I see this plant growing happily in my zone 8a area but I have compacted clay-caliche soil in my garden and even with added soil improvement, the white flowered Indian Hawthorne is very slow growing and not as beautiful as I see a few miles from here where the soil tends to be more sandy.
On May 1, 2005, JaxFlaGardener from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I've collected five Indian Hawthorne plants that I found them on sale as nursery end-of-season rejects or from other gardeners that were tossing them in favor of new plants. All of the plants have survived, thrived, and were attractive this year with their early Spring flowering.
On Apr 30, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Beautiful plant! The foliage is attractive all year around, and the flowers cover the shrubs in spring. It does have some problems with fungi so you should plant it in a place that has good air circulation.
On Apr 18, 2004, angelam from melbourne Australia wrote:
This is a great plant for a dry area. We are zone 10. The plant is never watered and never has a problem. It keeps a handsome shape, is lovely in Spring with its pink flowers and then has blue-black berries in Autumn.
I do find the branches more brittle than some, so be gentle when working round it.
On Nov 20, 2002, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
An outstanding evergreen garden shrub, useful for urban gardens as most varieties are 5' or lower. Can be pruned easily to stay even smaller. Only R.'Majestic Beauty' is large (15'). Nice flower sprays with small, dark blue berrylike fruit. Few pests, sometimes aphids or leaf-spotting in cold wet weather. Will accept infrequent or lawn watering, but in desert areas best to provide some shade. 'Ballerina' has pink flowers, stays low and compact (about 2'T x 4'W). Leaves have reddish tinge in winter. 'Hines Darkleaf' has coral pink flowers, averages 6'T x 4'W, leaves are very dark-green and glossy.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Mobile, Alabama Tucson, Arizona Crockett, California Hesperia, California Manhattan Beach, California Merced, California Modesto, California Mountain View Acres, California Oakland, California San Diego, California Santa Ana, California Santee, California Wildomar, California Arden, Delaware Buckingham, Florida Campbell, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Manasota Key, Florida Umatilla, Florida Alpharetta, Georgia Nahunta, Georgia Panthersville, Georgia Eden Isle, Louisiana Hernando, Mississippi Elephant Butte, New Mexico Arcadia, Oklahoma Atlantic Beach, South Carolina Conway, South Carolina East Sumter, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Austin, Texas Bedford, Texas Brazoria, Texas Brownsville, Texas Dallas, Texas Dickinson, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Irving, Texas Katy, Texas Kerrville, Texas Lucas, Texas Port Lavaca, Texas San Antonio, Texas Chincoteague, Virginia Disputanta, Virginia