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RHAPHIOLEPIS indica (SPRING RAPTURE®)

Image of Rhaphiolepis indica 'Monrey' (SPRING RAPTURE®) PP5215

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

RHAPHIOLEPIS indica 'Monrey'(SPRING RAPTURE®) PP5215

Plant Common Name

Indian Hawthorn

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Rich dark pink blooms and an loose open habit are assets of 'Monray' which is also known by the trade name Spring Rapture®. Indian hawthorn is a compact broadleaf-evergreen shrub native to southern China. This selection produces loose clusters of fragrant, rosy flowers in spring and intermittently through summer. They are sometimes followed by blue-black berries that are partially hidden by the leathery, glossy, dark green leaves.

East to grow, Indian hawthorn needs lots of sun and fertile, well-drained, slightly acidic soil to perform its best. The open habit of Spring Rapture allows air circulation that discourages leaf diseases but it is susceptible, so watering at the base and good sanitation are also beneficial. This pollution and salt tolerant plant makes a great low hedge or backdrop for flowers. 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

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, 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

    Rose

  • Fruit Color

    Dark Blue

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • 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