Rhaphiolepis indica is an evergreen shrub from the Rosaceae family of plants. It is a slow-growing, compact shrub with pink flowers in spring that develop into black fruits in autumn. The fruits are edible when cooked and are sometimes made into jams. Rhaphiolepis indica flowers are fragrant pink and about an inch in diameter, they usually appear in May and June. The branches when young are also purplish-brown and later turn grayish-brown. 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 does well both in sun and partial shade, plant it in well-drained moist to dry soil. Generally, when it is established it tolerates drier conditions.
Rhaphiolepis indica can grow to about 2 meters high that is about 6.5 feet. It is hardy and can probably withstand temperatures as low as -10°C or 14°F. Generally, it is pest and disease-free, but watch out for aphids. It can be used in borders or hedging. If you would like to prevent berries growing, remove spent flowers. There are some varieties that have white flowers.