Indian Hawthorne

This plant does well in our area and you can purchase it with White or Pink flowers which appear in the spring while berry clusters form in the fall.

Grows well in sun to partial shade and will get to be about 4-6 feet tall in maturity. One of the reasons I like this shrub is it is evergreen. When planning your landscape it is good to idea to have a few shrubs that will remain green all season when other plants are asleep. This shrub does not like to remain wet so once established let it dry out between waterings. Propagation can be most easily done from stem cuttings.

Avoid overhead irrigation unless early in the day to avoid mold problems. Light pruning can be performed at any time of the year, but major pruning should be saved for late winter or early spring.

Season of Bloom
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring.
4-6 feet tall
Hardiness USDA
Hardiness Zone 3-9
Flower Color
Pink, White.
sun to partial shade
semi-hardwood cuttings
susceptible to fungal leaf spot diseases, root rot diseases and nematodes. On the positive side this shrub is very Deer resistant.
From softwood cuttings
semi-hardwood cuttings

There are certain varieties that have shown excellent tolerance to cold weather and disease resistance.

Snow', 'Calisto', and 'Eleanor Tabor' are low-growing mounding varieties.
'Yedda' Dwarf Indian Hawthorne, or Raphiolepis umbelleta minor, is a more upright form producing pure white flowers against wavy dark green foliage. Yedda grows to about 4 to 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide.