the apple trees, loquat and rose, Indian Hawthorne is an
attractive spring bloomer with fragrant flowers that
resemble apple blossoms and smell as sweet. It is an
evergreen shrub or small tree with attractive alternate,
toothed, glossy, leathery, dark-green leaves. Flowers
are attractive to bees and butterflies. Small purple
black pomes contain one or two small seeds and are
attractive to birds.
Indian Hawthorn is an evergreen shrub or small
Small evergreen tree or shrub, some leaf
drop of the older leaves occurs in fall and winter
S.E. and East Asia
8 - 11
5 - 10'
Rate of Growth:
Moderately fertile, moist, but well-drained
Water freely during the summer sparingly
Nutritional Requirements: Balanced
liquid fertilizer during active growth.
Light Requirements: Full
sun for best flowering
Multi-trunk shrub or small tree growing as wide as it does high.
Briefly deciduous, dark green 3"- 4-1/2"
white or pinkish, bearing a resemblance to apple
blossoms, measure from ½ to 5/8 inch across, and
are borne on loose terminal panicles to 3" in the spring
or early summer.
Pests or diseases:
Deer, aphids, scale insects, fireblight,
nematodes on poor soil, Entomosporium leaf spot,
bagworms, web blight
Foundation, shrub border, massing,
container, rarely requires pruning.
Cost: $$ --
From cuttings of semi-ripe
wood taken in late summer and rooted over bottom heat.
Branches can be induced to grow roots if they are
layered, either by burying a section in the ground, or
scarring a small section and then wrapping it with damp
sphagnum moss and enclosing in a plastic bag.
AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY A-Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDEN PLANTS