Georgia Petite Indian Hawthorn
Georgia Petite Indian Hawthorn
Rhaphiolepis x delacourii 'Georgia Petite' P.P.# 9,983Item #2006 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
A greatly improved selection prized for its strong disease resistance and dense compact growth habit, accentuated by dark green evergreen foliage. Abundant white popcorn-like flowers emerge from pink buds, followed by dark blue berries. Very useful in both small and large-scale landscapes, low hedges or as a groundcover.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Grows to 2 1/2 ft. tall by 3 1/2 ft. wide.Key Feature:Dwarf HabitBlooms:SpringLandscape Uses:
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Grows to 2 1/2 ft. tall by 3 1/2 ft. wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PinkGarden styleMediterraneanPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasAn outstanding performer that offers multi-season interest for smallish homes. Choice grouped into foundation planting. Short stature is perfect beneath large picture windows. Use in mixed borders as singles or grouped for larger color splash. Line up into informal hedge or edging along pavement. Plant along the base of picket fences or to cloak seatwall footings. Well behaved choice for raised planters.Companion PlantsPlant with French Lavender, (Lavandula dentata candicans), Compact Strawberry Bush, (Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'), Brown Eyed Rockrose, (Cistus ladanifer maculata), Watermelon Red Crepe Myrtle, (Lagerstroemia indica 'Watermelon Red'), Trumpet Honeysuckle, (Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica') and Carolina Jessamine, (Gelsemium sempervirens).
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less water, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:Indian hawthorn cultivars link back to one primary species, Raphiolepis indica, a native of southern China and Indonesia. It's native habitat is hillsides from sea level to four thousand feet in elevation. Of the six wild species only two are in cludinvation. The genus was named by John Lindley, among th emost influential directions of the Royal Horticultural Society. It's common name, hawthorne is a misnomer as it was originally grouped with true hawthornes in their genus Crataegus. Though common in the wild in Asia, they were never garden plants there.Lore:Entomosporium leaf spot fungus has plagued Indian Hawthorn in the southern United States. Dr. Will Corley's efforts to breed fungus resistant varieties at the University of Georgia has yielded 'Georgia Petite'. It is derived from R. delacourii, itself a hybrid of R. indica and R. umbellata bred decades ago by M. Delacour at Cannes, France.