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Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'Minor' (Indian Hawthorn)

Indian Hawthorn 'Minor', Yeddo Hawthorn 'Minor', Dwarf Yeddo Hawthorn


Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'Minor' (Indian Hawthorn) is a compact, rounded evergreen shrub boasting a profusion of small, slightly fragrant, crabapple-like white flowers in spring. Borne in tight terminal clusters, they literally cover the plant. They are followed by decorative, dark blue berries that persist through winter if not devoured by hungry birds and small mammals. The foliage of leathery, ovate, glossy leaves, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), emerges gray-green and matures to dark green. Easy to grow, reliable and long-lived, Indian Hawthorn is prized by gardeners for its attractive 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 and 3-4 ft. tall and wide (90-120 cm).
  • Easily grown in moderately fertile, 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, containers.
  • Keep an eye out for leaf spot, aphids, nematodes, scale and fireblight. Provide good air circulation around the plant.
  • Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or layering in fall.
  • Prune after flowering, if needed, for compact growth.
  • The species Rhaphiolepis umbellata is native to both Japan and Korea

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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