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Rhaphiolepis x delacourii 'Spring Time'
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common name: Indian Hawthorn, Enchantress Hawthorn
synonyms: Raphiolepis x delacourii 'Spring Time'
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
main season: Spring
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -7°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Medium sized, dome-shaped evergreen. Glossy, leathery, dark green leaves, bronze tinged when young. Rose-pink flowers in late spring, later followed by bluish-black berries.
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.
There is some confusion because separately listed varieties are sold as Rhaphiolepis indica 'Springtime' and Rhaphiolepis x delacourii 'Spring Time' or 'Springtime'. We are not sure if these are actually refering to the same cultivar?