Ballerina Indian Hawthorn
Rhaphiolepis indica 'Ballerina'
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||raf-i-OL-e-pis IN-dih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Blooms in spring, often repeating in early fall.|
|Design Ideas||Feature as an accent or border plant, or mass into large beds to provide a spectacular splash of spring color.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Cool-Season Flowers|
Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Flowers best in full sun. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 10