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Rhaphiolepis x delacourii
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common name: Indian Hawthorn, Enchantress Hawthorn
synonyms: Raphiolepis x delacourii
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
main season: Spring
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Medium sized, dome-shaped evergreen. Rose-pink flowers in late spring, later followed by purple-black or bluish-black fruits. Glossy, leathery, dark green leaves, new growth has a russet-brown indumentum.
Best in moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade and a warm position with protection from cold winds. Dislikes cold damp conditions in winter. Quite drought tolerant and thrives well in mild coastal locations.
Can be trained as a wall shrub.
Hybrid of R. indica and R. umbellata, raised by Mons Delacour, Cannes, France, in the late 1800s.