How to grow Indian hawthorn

Indian hawthorn growing shrub‎ of the genus Rhaphiolepis also known as Rhaphiolepis indica, Indian hawthorn perennial evergreen plant, edible fruits but mostly used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-10.

Leaves color dark green elliptic to oval with pointed top.

Indian hawthorn flower

Flower fragrant color white, pink with five petals in flat shape, the flowers grow in clusters.

Fruit edible in color blue to black in round shape.

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How to grow Indian hawthorn growing and care:

Nothing special

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes / No

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
1-4m, 3-12 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower:
Fragrant flowers color from white to pink with five petals in flat shape, the flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Rhaphiolepis indica

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone