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Georgia Petite Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis x delacourii 'Georgia Petite'

Pronunciation: raf-i-OL-e-pis
SKU #02006
7-10

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OVERVIEW
Description A greatly improved selection prized for its strong disease resistance and dense, compact growth habit, accentuated by dark green foliage. Abundant, white, popcorn-like flowers emerge from pink buds, followed by dark blue ornamental berries. Very useful in both small and large-scale landscapes, low hedges or as a groundcover. Evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
Design Ideas An 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 seat wall footings. Well behaved choice for raised planters.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Aucuba (Aucuba); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)
CARE
Care Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. 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.
HISTORY
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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