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Rhaphiolepis x delacourii

Description:

A dome shaped evergreen shrub with compact habit dark green foliage. Produces clusters of pink star like flowers in late spring at the same time as the reddish new leaf growth. Can be used as a landscape plant in mild locations, otherwise, plant in sheltered spot or coastal location but away from winds.

Climate/Position: Full sun - protected site is prefered if not in a mild location.

Height/Spread: reaches approx 1.5 meters

Soil Requirements: Any fertile well drained soil.

Pruning: Little pruning required. tidy and shape plant after flowering if required.

Special Requirements: Protected site is paramount to ensure plants remain in their best condition.

Rhaphiolepis indica x umbellata

Its native habitat is hillsides from sea level to four thousand feet in elevation. Of the six wild species only two are in cultivation. The genus was named by John Lindley director of the Royal Horticultural Society. It's common name is hawthorn as it was originally grouped with true hawthorns in the genus Crataegus.