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La Vida Mas Indian Hawthorn Rhaphiolepis indica

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
2' 4'
Height
12" - 2'
Spread
3' - 4'
  • Details

    Features

    Finally, an Indian hawthorn that blooms spring, summer, and fall! La Vida Más rhaphiolepis was years in development, and it was selected not just for the sweet pink hue of its flowers, but its ability to rebloom and a useful, compact habit that expands the use of this long-time favorite for Southern gardens. 

    Disease Resistant
    Long Blooming
    Foliage Interest
    Winter Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer through Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Indian hawthorne can be used in both landscapes and gardens for brilliant spring color. Their evergreen foliage makes them a great companion to colorful annuals and perennials. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows best in full sun, has a higher bloom count and better disease resistance when it gets 6+ hours a day. 

    If you'd like to prune, do so after it has bloomed in the spring. Pruning during this short window of time will ensure that you don't remove next year's blooms as they form on new growth.

    La Vida Mas Rhaphiolepis indica 'SMNRICS' USPPAF
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