Raphiolepsis Oriental Pearl
This is the dwarf form of Raphiolepsis, a low growing compact evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves, which boasts a display of showy white flowers with prominent pink stamens from early Autumn through to late Spring. The attractive, glossy foliage is dark green in color and contrasts well with the massed display of flowers.
Raphiolepis 'Oriental Pearl' is a cultivar of Raphiolepis indica, commonly known as Indian hawthorn. It is an evergreen shrub that is native to southern China and southeast Asia and is grown for its attractive, glossy foliage and profuse, pink or white flowers.
Raphiolepis 'Oriental Pearl' is a hardy plant that is relatively easy to grow. It prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. It is drought-tolerant once established and does not require much maintenance. The plant can be pruned in the spring to maintain its shape and size.
Growth size: 1m h x 1m w.
Temperament: Coastal tolerant, hardy, dry spells.
Perfect for: Small hedges, mass planting, pots