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RHAPHIOLEPIS indica 'Monto'(INDIAN PRINCESS®) PP5862
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A two-toned spring bloomer, 'Monto' is also known by the trade name Indian Princess®. Indian hawthorn is a compact broadleaf-evergreen shrub native to southern China. This selection has a mounded habit and produces loose clusters of fragrant flowers that open pink in spring and fade to white-with both colors evident at one time. These are sometimes followed by blue-black berries that are partially hidden by the leathery, glossy, dark green leaves.
Indian hawthorn grows its finest in full sun and fertile, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Leaf spot can be a problem on this cultivar, so avoid overhead watering and collect and dispose of diseased leaves to keep plants healthy. A nice low hedge, Indian Princess® is also useful as a background for flowers or in the foundation planting. It can also be grown under glass in cooler areas.
9 - 3
8 - 11
H1, H2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Spring, Late Spring
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Light Pink
Container, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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