How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Rhaphiolepis, India hawthorn—Rhaphiolepis spp.
Family Rosaceae (Rose family)

Plant identification

Rhaphiolepis spp. are very hardy, compact evergreen shrubs or small trees. Their flowers are white to pink; dark blue berrylike fruit may follow. They make an excellent foundation planting, large-scale groundcover, or informal hedge with consistent performance through the growing season.

Optimum conditions for growth

Rhaphiolepis spp. do well in most climatic zones except some of the snowiest parts of the West. They prefer full sun to light shade.

Rhaphiolepis leaves
Leaves of Rhaphiolepis

Pests and disorders of Rhaphiolepis spp.



Environmental disorders



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