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RHAPHIOLEPIS hybrid 'Ballerina'
Ballerina Indian Hawthorn, Hybrid Indian Hawthorn
The compact and pretty Indian hawthorn 'Ballerina' produces clusters of small, star-like, dark pink flowers in spring and summer. It has a dense rounded habit and handsome leathery leaves that are dark green and rounded. These turn a pretty bronzy red hue in winter. Its sprays of fragrant pink flowers brighten the landscape from early spring to summer and may appear sporadically in the cold season where winters are very mild. The flowers are followed by moderately attractive blue-black fruits.
This shrub prefers full sun and a wide range of well-drained soil types. It tolerates conditions and is quite drought tolerant once established. It takes well to pruning and shearing, so it can be used in hedging. It is also ideal for foundation plantings. Deer favor Indian hawthorn, so don’t plant them where these pests are a problem.
12 - 8
8 - 11
H1, H2, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Purple, Dark Green
Container, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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