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Indian Hawthorn      

Rhaphiolepis indica

Indian Hawthorn is part of the Rhaphiolepis genus and its scientific name is Rhaphiolepis indica.

Slow growing shrub reaching 4 or 5 feet tall. Tolerates occasional drought. Likes slightly acidic soil.

This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Floral white and   Cerise red. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.8 cm (that's 0.31 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers are of a clustered form. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Seal brown. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Napier green and   Red colour. It is a flower / ornamental and is treated mainly as an evergreen, so it retains its leaves throughout the year. Indian Hawthorn is known for growing to a height of approximately 4.88 feet (that's 1.50 metres in metric) with a shrub-like habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid spring, followed by first harvests in mid autumn. If you would like to attract birds to your garden, consider growing this plant.

India is believed to be where Indian Hawthorn originates from.

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How to grow Indian Hawthorn

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  • Medium

Position in a partial sun / full sun location and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 7 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Indian Hawthorn is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Indian Hawthorn to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Indian Hawthorn from seed

Transplanting Indian Hawthorn

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Indian Hawthorn is a hardy plant.

Common Indian Hawthorn problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Indian Hawthorn plants:

black spot
Entomosporium leaf spot (Entomosporium mespili)
Fire blight (Erwinia amylovora)
Powdery mildew
Root rots (can be prevented by allowing for good drainage)
Verticillium wilt (Verticillium spp.)

Black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus)
Chilli thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis)
Flatheaded borers (Chrysobothris spp.)
Florida wax scale (Ceroplastes floridensis)
Fuller rose beetle (Asynonychus godmani)

Indian Hawthorn Folklore & Trivia

Used for bonsai.

Other names for Indian Hawthorn

India Hawthorn

Indian Hawthorn care instructions

How long does Indian Hawthorn take to grow?

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