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RHAPHIOLEPIS (ROSALINDA™)

Image of Rhaphiolepis 'Conda' (ROSALINDA™) PP9056

James Burghardt

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

RHAPHIOLEPIS 'Conda'(ROSALINDA™) PP9056

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Indian Hawthorn, Rosalinda™ Indian Hawthorn

General Description

Easy to grow and graced by beautiful, fragrant flowers, Indian hawthorn Rosalinda™ is a large, vigorous, well-branched, evergreen shrub, native to the warm and temperate regions of eastern Asia. The leaves are large, leathery, glossy, oval, alternately arranged on the stems and have serrate edges – like a steak knife. New leaves emerge red/purple or bronze. The large pink flowers are semi-double (extra petals) and commonly appear in the spring. They are produced at the ends of the branches in loose clusters. Each bloom is star-shaped and has pointed petals. This selection, ‘Conda,’ is sterile and does not produce fruits.

This selection is upright in form, has good tolerance to cold and heat and is resistant to leaf-spot disease. It is mounding in form, and can be grown as either a small tree or large shrub.

Indian hawthorn is tolerant of drought and poor soils, but prefers rich, well-drained soil which is on the acid side. Full sun is best for good growth, though these plants are tolerant of light to moderate shade, particularly in hot, humid climates. They are also tolerant of wind and salt spray

Attractive foliage and flowers and a tough prunable character have made this a popular plant. Tolerant of city conditions, Rhaphiolepis is extensively planted in urban areas in beds, hedges and as small specimen trees.

Characteristics

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Broadleaf Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10'-14' / 3.0m - 4.3m

  • Width

    8'-12' / 2.4m - 3.7m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Red, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Red, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Hedges, Screening / Wind Break, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No