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RHAPHIOLEPIS indica (WHITE ENCHANTRESS®)

Image of Rhaphiolepis indica 'Monant' (WHITE ENCHANTRESS®)

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

RHAPHIOLEPIS indica 'Monant'(WHITE ENCHANTRESS®)

Plant Common Name

Indian Hawthorn

Special Notice

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General Description

Sweetly scented flowers grace the mounding habit of White Enchantress® Indian hawthorn. Native to southern China this compact broadleaf-evergreen shrub is a garden staple in the US Sunbelt. Also known as 'Monant' this selection produces loose clusters of fragrant, white flowers from spring into early summer. The leathery, glossy, dark green, lance-shaped leaves develop a reddish tint in winter.

Indian hawthorn excels in full sun and fertile, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Leaf spot can be a problem on some cultivars so avoid overhead watering and collect and dispose of diseased leaves to keep plants healthy. Use White Enchantress® as a low hedge or as a backdrop for a flower border. It can also be grown under glass in cooler areas.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 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

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Dark Blue

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green, Copper

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • 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, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes