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botanical name:
Rhaphiolepis umbellata
Rhaphiolepis umbellata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Yeddo Hawthorn
synonyms:  Raphiolepis umbellata
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: blue
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Low growing dense bushy evergreen with rounded, thick, leathery, dark green leaves which are reddish tinted when young. Fragrant, hawthorn-like, sometimes pink-tinged, white flowers in summer, followed by small bluish-black berries.

Moist well drained soil in sun or part shade. Best in a protected position with shelter from cold, drying winds. Good near the sea, tolerant of salt spray.

From seed or half-ripe cuttings

other notes:
Native to Eastern Asia and Japan. Often found growing in thickets near the coast.

pronounced: raf-ee-oh-LEP-iss um-bell-AH-tuh
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