Raphiolepis 'Apple Blossom'
Indian Hawthorn

Uses: A hardy, highly ornamental foliage and flowering plant from asia. Plant singly for contrast as a background plant in verges, nature strips and streetscapes or grouped as an informal/formal hedge or barrier.
Tip prune to maintain shape. Requires well-drained soils.
Warning: Weed alert in some areas of Australia do not plant near bushland or conservation areas.
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act. Written approval is required prior to planting in streets or roads. It should not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

  • Height 0.8-1m
  • Spread 0.8-1m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Rosaceae
  • Botanical Name Raphiolepis 'Apple Blossom'
  • Common Name Indian Hawthorn
  • Origin China, Japan
  • Habit Dense, Compact, Rounded
  • Landscape Coastal footslopes, Plains, 2nd line coast
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost, Salt spray
  • Supplementary Watering Moderate
  • Flower Colour Pink
  • Flowering Time Spring, Winter
  • Flower Type Star
  • Purpose Ornamental, Screen, Hedge
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Low shrub (Up to 1.2m)