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RHAPHIOLEPIS indica (CAMEO®)

Image of Rhaphiolepis indica 'Ponto's Pink Clara' (CAMEO®) PP7403

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

RHAPHIOLEPIS indica 'Ponto's Pink Clara'(CAMEO®) PP7403

Plant Common Name

Indian Hawthorn

General Description

Cameo® Indian hawthorn was selected by Ponto Nursery Inc.of Vista, CA from seedlings of the cultivar 'Clara.' It is a compact, broadleaf, evergreen shrub like the parent species, a native of southern China. However, 'Ponto's Pink Clara' has shown great resistance to diseases that can plague Indian hawthorns. From late winter through spring, it produces clusters of fragrant, pink flowers that almost obscure the plant. They are followed by blue-black berries. The leathery, glossy, lance-shaped leaves emerge a coppery-bronze and mature to deep green and remain attractive through winter..

Easy to grow, this Indian hawthorn likes full sun and fertile, well drained, slightly acidic soil. Use Cameo® in the foundation planting 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

    3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter

  • 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

    Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Dark Blue

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green, Copper, Bronze

  • 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