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Ballerina Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis indica 'Ballerina'

Pronunciation: raf-i-OL-e-pis IN-dih-kuh
SKU #02137
8-10

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OVERVIEW
Description This outstanding low evergreen shrub blooms profusely in late winter to early spring, often repeating in fall. Rose-pink flowers produce small, dark berries. Perfect for low maintenance gardens, with a neat, compact habit that seldom needs pruning. Heat and drought tolerant when established. Durable foliage resists damage from pollution and wind.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring, often repeating in early fall.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Ground Cover
Design Ideas Feature as an accent or border plant, or mass into large beds to provide a spectacular splash of spring color.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Aucuba (Aucuba); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)
CARE
Care 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

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