Ballerina HawthorneRaphiolepis indica 'Ballerina'
The Ballerina Hawthorne is a slow-growing, small (1’-2’ height), evergreen shrub ideal for any sunny garden. The neat, compact growth habit seldom needs pruning. High salt-tolerance makes any Indian Hawthorn especially useful for seaside plantings.
Use and Management
Use the Ballerina as a foreground plant in front of foundation plants. Plant the Ballerina as an accent plant in small areas, or mass plant in larger beds to produce a spectacular splash of spring color.
The rich, grey-green leaves are set off by a profusion of pink flowers appearing in springtime. A second, less pronounced flower display maybe produced in the fall. Flowers are followed months later by somewhat showy, small, purplish-black berries.
Indian hawthorn does best on well-drained soils and tolerates drought conditions well. Plants will not be as dense or flower well if grown in partial shade. In addition, plants in less than 6 hours of sun often lose foliage due to leaf spot disease. This is a perfect low-maintenance small shrub in the sun.
Normal or budget Landscape Plant 30” – 36” OC for budget landscapes. Use 1 gal or 3 gal containers
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