Botanical Pronunciation:raf-i-OL-e-pis HIB-rid
Sunset climate zones:8 - 10, 12 - 24, 26, 28 - 31
Average landscape size:As a tree, 15-25 ft. tall, 8-10 ft. wide.
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasMay be the most versatile of all evergreen shrubs. Excellent cover for foundation planting that takes afternoon sun in summer. Well proven for parking lots and along driveways where reflected heat is problematic. Outstanding structural bloomer for back of beds and borders. Suited to making a casual naturalistic privacy screen or sheared into sheared into a more formal hedge. Size is ideal for a small tree in courtyards, urban gardens and in limited front yards.
Companion PlantsIts pearlescent white to pink blossoms stand out in spring when mixed in a border with Greenlane Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Greenlane'), Bronze New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum Compactum'), Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis lanata), Japanese Aralia (Fatsia japonica) and similar foliage plants. When trained as a small tree, underplant with drifts of Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus), Lipstick Strawberry Plant (Fragaria x 'Lipstick'), and Wayne Roderick Fleabane (Erigeron x 'Wayne Roderick').
Raphiolepis is one of the few plants that has no known human uses.