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Raphiolepis 'Oriental Pearl'

Raphiolepis indica ‘Oriental Pearl’
Oriental Pearl Indian Hawthorn

As a low-growing evergreen shrub with a dense, compact, rounded habit, this dwarf form of Raphiolepis produces an abundance of showy white flowers with prominent pink stamens from early Autumn through to late Spring. The attractive, glossy foliage is dark green in color and contrasts well with the massed display of flowers. Excellent choice for pots, low hedging, massed planting or around salt pools.


Naturally Occurring:                   

Raphiolepis indica is native to China and Japan. ‘Oriental Pearl’ is a selected variety from a plant breeding program, and released in Australia by Paradise Plants.


1m h x 1m w


Will grow in full sun and partial shade but the best flowers are produced in full sun.

Coastal Tolerance:                

Excellent choice for coastal gardens as resistant to salt spray.

Soil Requirements:

Hardy and adaptable to most soils but prefers enriched, well-drained soils. Dislikes root disturbance and appreciates mulching.

Moisture Requirements:

Water well to establish but once established, like all Raphiolepis, Oriental Pearl is able to tolerate dry conditions for extended periods.

Temperature Range:

Grows well from subtropics to cooler regions. Heat and frost tolerant to a degree.

Maintenance and Fertiliser Requirements:

Generally a low maintenance plant. Only pruning necessary is to shape and keep to a desired size and should be done in Spring following flowering. Apply a well-balanced fertiliser in mid Spring.

Pests and Diseases:

Relatively free from pests and diseases.

Spacing Guide:

0.5m to 0.75m apart.

Typical Container Sizes Available:

200mm, 300mm and 400mm

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