Indian hawthornes are compact evergreen shrubs that grow 3 to 5 feet (1-1.5 m) in height eventually forming a mound that is about as wide as high. The oblong leaves are thick and leathery with serrated edges. They are dark green on top and lighter on bottom and 3-4 in (8-10 cm) in length. Star shaped flowers are held at branch tips in loose clusters and are white or light pink, with five petals, and may be lightly fragrant. Flowers are followed by blue-black fruits with 1 or 2 seeds and provide food for cedar waxwings and other berry eating birds.
Culture Must have well drained soil whether in sun or part shade. Avoid overhead irrigation, especially at night. Leaf spot, scale, and fire blight may be problematic, but usually Indian hawthornes are quite rugged given proper conditions. Oil sprays are not recommended. Light Sun to part shade Moisture Provide average moisture, this shrub is drought tolerant once established. Hardiness USDA Zones 8-11 Propagation Propagated by seeds and cuttings.
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