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botanical name:
Rhaphiolepis x delacourii 'Spring Time'
Rhaphiolepis x delacourii 'Spring Time' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Indian Hawthorn, Enchantress Hawthorn
synonyms:  Raphiolepis x delacourii 'Spring Time'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.70m
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: -7°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
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.

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.

propagation:
Semi-ripe cuttings

other notes:
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?

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