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botanical name:
Rhaphiolepis x delacourii
Rhaphiolepis x delacourii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Indian Hawthorn, Enchantress Hawthorn
synonyms:  Raphiolepis x delacourii
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Medium sized, dome-shaped evergreen. Rose-pink flowers in late spring, later followed by purple-black or bluish-black fruits. Glossy, leathery, dark green leaves, new growth has a russet-brown indumentum.

cultivation:
Best in moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade and a warm position with protection from cold winds. Dislikes cold damp conditions in winter. Quite drought tolerant and thrives well in mild coastal locations.
Can be trained as a wall shrub.

propagation:
Semi-ripe cuttings

other notes:
Hybrid of R. indica and R. umbellata, raised by Mons Delacour, Cannes, France, in the late 1800s.

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