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Majestic Beauty® Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis x 'Montic'

This easy-to-grow and versatile large shrub with handsome, glossy, deep green foliage produces huge clusters of fragrant, pearl-pink flowers in spring. Perfect for planting along driveways and parking medians where reflected heat is an issue. Useful as a background shrub, privacy screen, or small tree with single or multiple trunks. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationraf-i-OL-e-pis
LoreRaphiolepis is one of the few plants that has no known human uses.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsAucuba (Aucuba); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)

Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Fertilize in early spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering; can be maintained as a shrub as small as 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide, with regular pruning.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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