Rhaphiolepis indica is an evergreen shrub. It is from the Rosaceae family of plants. It is a plant that is used in Bonsai. Rhaphiolepis indica is also known as Indian Hawthorn, Yeddo Hawthorn, or Hong Kong Hawthorn. It is native to South China and Eastern Asia.
It is a slow-growing, compact shrub. Rhaphiolepis indica flowers in spring and produces black fruits in autumn. The fruits are edible when cooked. It is sometimes made into jams. Rhaphiolepis indica can grow to about 2 meters high that is about 6.5 feet. It is hardy. It withstands temperatures as low as -10°C or 14°F.
Rhaphiolepis indica flowers are fragrant. They are about an inch in diameter. It has pink flowers. It usually flowers in May and June. The branches when young are also purplish-brown and later turn grayish-brown.
How to grow Rhaphiolepis indica:
Grow it in the sun and partial shade. Plant it in well-drained moist to dry soil. Generally, when it is established it tolerates drier conditions.
Generally, it is pest-free and disease-free. Watch out for aphids. It can be used in borders or hedging. If you would like to prevent berries from growing, remove spent flowers. There are some varieties that have white flowers.