PlantFiles: Indian Hawthorn, Pink Indian Hawthorn Rhaphiolepis indica 'Pink Lady'
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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 Jan 13, 2010, Napsak from San Francisco, CA wrote:
While I see the Pink Hawthorn is listed as doing well in Texas & Florida, it absolutely flourishes in San Francisco, CA and other Bay Area cities with little attention. I live in a condo complex, we have it in several locations. While a resident & Board member, I'm also the landscaping guy. Our hawthorne has bloomed year round, there may be a 3 month period where it doesn't. Leaves are rich dark green, flowers are pink & big, the bees are happy.
On Mar 15, 2005, barbinvegas from Gulf Breeze, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
I just transplanted 2 Indian Hawthorn plants that were growing at a friend's house on Pensacola Beach. Her house was destroyed by hurricane Ivan and most of the plants in her yard were destroyed. We went over today to dig up what was left six months after the hurricane. I was amazed. The plants are beautiful and both have an overabundance of the most beautiful pink flowers. I figure that if the hawthorn can withstand being under a foot of salt water from the ocean, 2 months of having its roots burried in sand/salt mixture, only the rain for water and no fertilizer, it can withstand anything. Hats off to the hawthorn.
On Mar 12, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
I had this for two years before it succumbed to a leaf fungus. It never bloomed. It never grew. It never even sprouted a new leaf. It will be replaced with something else. I won't try this one again.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
San Francisco, California Dunnellon, Florida Albuquerque, New Mexico Conway, South Carolina East Sumter, South Carolina Irving, Texas La Vernia, Texas Port Arthur, Texas Round Rock, Texas San Antonio, Texas Williamsburg, Virginia