• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    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:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsAucuba (Aucuba); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    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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