Rhaphiolepis indica spring time, Rafiolepis.


Rhaphiolepis indica belongs to the genus Rhaphiolepis and belongs to the family Rosaceae and includes about 15 species of evergreen shrubs native to Japan and Korea. 

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They are shrubs that can reach 3 metres in height. They have alternate, oval-shaped, leathery, shiny dark green leaves. The pink or white flowers appear in terminal clusters and have 5 petals. They flower at the beginning of spring. They produce fruit resembling small apples.
They can be used as isolated specimens in small gardens and to form groups.
Rafiolepis is a plant that needs sunny exposure and protection from wind and cold.
It likes soils similar to potting soils with a good supply of organic matter. Transplanting should be done in spring or autumn.
It should be watered sufficiently so that the soil is always moist but not waterlogged. It is important to note that it is best to water with lime-free water.
These shrubs are somewhat demanding when it comes to fertilisation, with an annual addition of organic matter and 3 applications of mineral fertiliser which should be made at planting, before flowering and at the beginning of autumn.
These plants are not usually attacked by the usual garden pests and diseases.
It is a plant that is propagated from seeds sown in spring and by cuttings at the end of summer.

Data sheet

Rhaphiolepis indica.
Up to 3 m
Green leaves, red bloom
Spring and summer
As a shrub or in a pot
It resists light frost and is very tolerant to high temperatures.
As it is a live plant and depending on the season, the plant may be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photograph, but as similar as possible. This does not affect the quality of the plant.

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