Raphiolepis indica 'Snow Maiden'
Snow Maiden Indian Hawthorn
An evergreen shrub with a compact upright habit, this dwarf form of Raphiolepis is much admired for its shiny dark green foliage and pretty white, semi-double flowers that appear in Winter and Spring. Flowers are followed by black berries in Summer. Grows in full sun to partial shade but flowers best in full sun. Hardy and adaptable to most soils but prefers enriched, well-drained soils and appreciates applications of a chunky mulch. Grows well from sub-tropics to cooler regions, in protected coastal positions and inland. Tolerates strong winds, heat and frosts. Excellent choice for borders/low hedging, massed planting in shrubberies and in pots. Only pruning necessary is to shape and maintain size of plant. Prune after flowering in late Spring and remove berries to promote good flowering the following year.
|Dimensions||Height: 0.75 to 1m, Width: 0.5m|
|Origin||R.indica native to China and Japan. Snow Maiden is a selectively bred Variety.|
|Pests & diseases||No major problems|
|Typical sizes||140mm, 200mm, 300mm, 400mm|