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Products > Rhaphiolepis indica 'Fiesta' PP21,417
Rhaphiolepis indica 'Fiesta' PP21,417 - Variegated Indian Hawthorn

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rosaceae (Roses)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Raphiolepis]
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Rhaphiolepis indica 'Fiesta' PP21,417 (Variegated Indian Hawthorn) - This selection of the popular Indian Hawthorn is a slow growing evergreen rounded shrub. It is a new introduction and only time will tell what its ultimate size will be but we are guessing it will grow slowly to 3-4 feet tall by slightly wider. It has medium green leaves that have a cream variegation around the entire margin, which is particularly enhanced by the new growth that is a reddish copper color. In spring appear the pink flower buds that open to display pure white flowers. Plant in full sun or light shade. As with other Rhaphiolepis indica cultivars this plant should prove quite drought tolerant in coastal gardens but will appreciate occasional irrigation and tolerate more frequent watering as well. Likely hardy to 10 F or slightly less. Jon Roethling of High Point University Arboretum and Gardens discovered this plant in 2002 as a branch sport on an otherwise non-variegated Rhaphiolepis indica in a private garden in Waxhaw, North Carolina. We began trials on this plant at San Marcos Growers in August 2006 and the plant received its US Plant Patent on October 26, 2010.  The information provided on this webpage is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in our nursery library and that information that we have found about it on reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations in our nursery of crops of this plant, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information aiding others in growing Rhaphiolepis indica 'Fiesta' PP21,417.