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Oriental Pearl Indian Hawthorn

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 7 - 11

Rhaphiolepis indica, commonly called Indian Hawthorn, makes a lovely, low-maintenance addition to your garden landscape. The Oriental Pearl cultivar has a compact growth habit that works well in small gardens, containers, and existing foundation plantings to add winter color. The small and fragrant white flowers bloom throughout the winter and are an important food source for nonmigrating hummingbirds and early and late-season beneficial insects. The glossy, deep green foliage stays fresh and clean for 12 months of the year and is the perfect backdrop for early spring bulbs and ephemeral plants. 

Oriental Pearl Hawthorn is resistant to most fungal diseases and is virtually rabbit- and deer-proof. The lush foliage can be left to grow naturally to form low thickets of ground cover or sheared after flowering to form topiary or formal, low-growing hedges. Container-grown shrubs can be placed near entry or walkways to add a seasonal burst of color and year-round structure. Indian Hawthorn is drought tolerant and requires little upkeep during the growing season. 

Oriental Pearl Indian Hawthorn Care

Indian Hawthorn is not fussy about growing conditions and adapts to a wide range of soil types and moisture levels. Full to part sun encourages ample flowering. Plant it in average, well-draining soil to keep the roots from sitting in water, especially during the colder winter months. Indian Hawthorn is suited for climates with mild winters and is reliably hardy in USDA zones 7-11. 

Water plants consistently for the first 2-3 years to establish a strong root system. Let the soil of container-grown plants dry slightly between waterings. Fertilize at the end of the bloom cycle with a slow-release, balanced formula. 

Mulch the root zone well early in the spring with either finely shredded arborist chips or organic compost. This helps to suppress weed growth during the summer and conserve moisture in the soil. Prune only after flowering has finished early in the spring to encourage a tight, compact shape. Allow Hawthorn to spread naturally to create a ground cover effect or a more naturalistic look in a garden border.  

Oriental Pearl Indian Hawthorn Spacing

Oriental Pearl matures to a height of 2-3 feet and spread of 3-4 feet. Space plants 4 feet from each other in a mass planting. Container-grown plants will require a pot with at least an 18-inch diameter for single specimens.

Oriental Pearl Indian Hawthorn Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 11
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Hedges & Privacy
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Oriental Pearl Indian Hawthorn
Other Name(s): Hong Kong hawthorn
Scientific Name: Rhaphiolepis indica 'Parhap'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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