Pink Lady Indian Hawthorn
Rhaphiolepis indica "Pink Lady"
Rhaphiolepis indica "Pink Lady" flowers
(Photo courtesy of Loen Nursery)
Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 7a
A stunning disease resistant variety that produces profuse clusters of pink flowers; bright reddish-orange new foliage matures to a deep glossy green, with deep maroon winter foliage; excellent groundcover, accent, or foundation shrub
Pink Lady Indian Hawthorn features showy clusters of shell pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late winter to early spring. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges indian red in spring. The glossy oval leaves are ornamentally significant and turn burgundy in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The bark is not particularly outstanding.
Pink Lady Indian Hawthorn is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Pink Lady Indian Hawthorn is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Pink Lady Indian Hawthorn will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.