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Plant of the Week – Ballerina Indian Hawthorn

Plant of the Week – Ballerina Indian Hawthorn

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Ballerina Indian Hawthorn
Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Ballerina’

Looking for a more lush landscape? Ballerina may be the answer. This very tough evergreen shrub requires only moderate water, almost no maintenance, and is winter hardy to ten degrees.

Low growing (2’tx4’w)
Few known pests or diseases
Leaves take on attractive reddish tinge in winter
Flowers are a deep rose pink
Blooms late winter to early spring
Attracts butterflies and birds
Moderate growth rate
Winter- full sun or light shade
Summer -afternoon or filtered shade
Do not place against south or west facing walls
Beautiful in a decorative pot or in the ground