• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Dense growth to 5 to 6 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Waterwise Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:raf-i-OL-e-pis um-bel-LAY-ta
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Dense growth to 5 to 6 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Southern Moon® Yedda Hawthorn was selected at Monrovia's research location in Cairo, Georgia from open pollination seedlings received from Dr. Ruter of the University of Georgia. He and Monrovia craftsman Stewart Chandler made this selection together after evaluating the seedlings. Lengthy in-ground trials compared attributes with other cultivars currently in production. Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'RutRhaph1' was selected for its superior traits: dark foliage, exceptional disease resistance and compact habit.

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