Rhaphiolepis: Indian Hawthorn 'Alba
Its versatile qualities make this compact shrub and its dense evergreen foliage extremely popular in landscaping. New growth has red leaves that transform into dark green in summer, and are accented with creamy white, fragrant flowers that bloom in spring. This compacted, moderate-growing plant grows as tall as 4 feet(4 feet wide). Best performs as a low hedge, accent, foundation, and border plant.
Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers well-drained soil; Salt tolerant
Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-11
This evergreen shrub needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is not required. Shear annually after flowering to maintain desired shape.