This Indian hawthorn needs it a little more sheltered than our other Rhaphiolepis; in return it gives you abundant white scented flowers in the warmer months, and a dense glossy evergreen hedge all year round.
Rhaphiolepis umbellata ovata - Yeddo hawthorn, Indian hawthorn
DESCRIPTION: Hardy dense evergreen shrub with dark green, smooth oval leaves. Gently perfumed clusters of larger white flowers than other Rhaphiolepis throughout spring and summer, followed by non-toxic black berries. USE IN: Suited as a hedge, in pots, or as an ornamental plant. PLANTING: Plant in full sun in the garden, sheltered from strong winds. Mulch and water well regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Suited to most climates excluding extreme hot and dry. Tolerates moderate frost once established. CARE: Prune after flowering to encourage dense growth and flowering. Fertilise using a slow release fertiliser during spring. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 3 m H x 2 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.