• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Cool-Season Flowers
    Blooms:
    Blooms in spring, often repeating in early fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:raf-i-OL-e-pis IN-di-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Blooms in spring, often repeating in early fall.
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting
    Design IdeasFeature as an accent or border plant, or mass into large beds to provide a spectacular splash of spring color.
    Companion PlantsAucuba (Aucuba); California Lilac (Ceanothus); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: late spring to summer.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Rhaphiolepis indica originates from India and Asia, specifically southern China.

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