Create Your Garden

Rhaphiolepis indica (Indian Hawthorn)

Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis indica, Indian Hawthorn, Yeddo Hawthorn, pink flowers, fragrant shrub, evergreen shrub

Rhaphiolepis indica (Indian Hawthorn) is a dense, rounded evergreen shrub boasting a profusion of small, fragrant, crabapple-like white or pink flowers in spring. Borne in loose terminal panicles, they literally cover the plant in fragrant blossoms. They are followed by decorative, dark blue berries that persist through winter if not devoured by hungry birds and small mammals. The foliage of thick, leathery, oblong leaves, 2-3 in. long (5-7 cm), emerges with bronze tints and matures to dark green. Easy to grow, reliable and long-lived, Indian Hawthorn is prized by gardeners for its fragrant flowers and evergreen foliage. It is often utilized as a specimen plant, a flowering hedge or screen or in mass plantings. Tolerant of salt spray, Indian hawthorn is also an attractive addition to coastal gardens.

  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall and wide (120-180 cm).
  • Easily grown in moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Provide regular moisture and avoid overhead irrigation. Fertilize in spring with all-purpose fertilizer.
  • Great for shrub borders, hedges or foundation plantings, banks and slopes, containers.
  • Keep an eye out for leaf spot, aphids, nematodes, scale and fireblight. Provide good air circulation around the plant.
  • Propagate by cuttings in late fall.
  • Prune after flowering, if needed, for compact growth.
  • Native to southern China.

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 3 - 9
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Common names Indian Hawthorn
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spread 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spacing 48" - 72"
(120cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
How Many Plants
Do I Need?

Recommended Companion Plants

Aucuba japonica (Spotted Laurel)
Ilex vomitoria (Yaupon)
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)
Ginkgo biloba (Maidenhair Tree)
Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar)
Ceanothus (California Lilac)
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
Buy Plants

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 3 - 9
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Common names Indian Hawthorn
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Height 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spread 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spacing 48" - 72"
(120cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
How Many Plants
Do I Need?

Gardening Ideas

Plant Calculator

How many Rhaphiolepis indica (Indian Hawthorn) do I need for my garden?

Input your garden space dimensions

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Rhaphiolepis indica (Indian Hawthorn) N/A Buy Plants

Please Login to Proceed

You Have Reached The Free Limit, Please Subscribe to Proceed

Subscribe to Gardenia

To create additional collections, you must be a paid member of Gardenia
  • Add as many plants as you wish
  • Create and save up to 25 garden collections
Become a Member

Plant Added Successfully

You have Reached Your Limit

To add more plants, you must be a paid member of our site Become a Member

Update Your Credit
Card Information

Cancel

Create a New Collection

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

    You have been subscribed successfully

    Join Gardenia.net

    Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

    Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

    Join now and start creating your dream garden!

    Join Gardenia.net

    Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

    Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

    Join now and start creating your dream garden!

    Find your Hardiness Zone

    Find your Heat Zone

    Find your Climate Zone