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 colour and contrasts well with the massed display of flowers. Grows in full sun to partial shade with best flowers produced in full sun. Hardy and adaptable to most soils but prefers enriched, well-drained soils and appreciates an application of chunky mulch. Resistant to salt spray, and once established (with early good watering) will withstand dry conditions for extended periods. Is heat and frost tolerant to a degree. Excellent choice for pots, low hedging, massed planting in shrubberies or around pools. Prune only to shape, after flowering and apply a slow release fertiliser in mid Spring.
|Dimensions||Height: 0.8 to 1m, Width: 1m|
|Pests & diseases||No major problems|
|Typical sizes||200mm, 300mm, 400mm|