Indian Hawthorne, Oriental Pearl
The Rhaphiolepis, Indian Hawthorne, Oriental Pearl is hardy to a very wide range of conditions. Tolerates strong winds, heat, drought, frost, coastal conditions, adaptable to most soils, and low water use. Huge, clear white bloom clusters are powerfully produced in spring with prominent pink stamens. The attractive glossy foliage is dark green in color and contrasts well with the massed display of flowers. The Oriental Pearl reaches a mature height and width of 3 to 4 feet. Uses range from formal to informal hedges, coastal garden, placed near salt water pool, mass planting, container, pots, ground cover, border along walkway, and low hedge.