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Pink Lady Hawthorne

Raphiolepis indica 'Pink Lady'

Pink Lady Hawthorne

Introduction

‘Pink Lady’ Indian Hawthorne reaches 5’-6’ feet tall and as wide. Does well in full sun or light shade and is drought tolerant. A fast-growing shrub with fragrant dark pink flowers that bloom over a long period of time. It is grown for its show of color, for the attractive dark, leathery leaves and for its durability which all combine to make this popular evergreen a colorful plant for the garden, either as a specimen plant an informal hedge or screen. The leaves begin bronze and mature to dark green. It thrives in dry hot climates as well as cool coastal ones where it is drought tolerant and as a low maintenance shrub.

Planting

  • Available in 1, 3, 5 or 15 gal containers.
  • Suggested plant spacing are:
  • Plant 24” to 36” OC
  • Bed Preparation:
  • Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
  • Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
  • Plant
  • Topdress with 2” of double ground (fine) hardwood mulch.
  • Hand water in after planting
  • Set sprinkler controller to water beds:
  • Once every two days for two weeks in spring and early fall.
  • Once a day for two weeks when temperatures reach 98+ degrees.
  • Have Owner monitor moisture and report over or under watering immediately.
  • After two weeks reassess the watering needs, and set at twice a week thereafter.

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