Georgia Petite Indian Hawthorn
Rhaphiolepis x delacourii 'Georgia Petite'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall, 3 1/2 ft. wide.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dwarf Hedge Plant|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10