Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Clara’

White India Hawthorn

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 3-5' x 3-5'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Asia

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: White

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Hedge / Seacoast Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #1, #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 8-10, 12-24

A Bit More

An evergreen staple in many western gardens, Rhaphiolepis ‘Clara’ forms a tidy 5’ tall and wide rounded shrub that bears numerous flowers in the spring. The flowers buds are pink but turn to white much like the leaves emerge red but fade to dark green with age. The pointed leaves are finely serrated and ½-3 inches long. Native to China, it soaks up sunshine but will be fine in partial shade too. Considered drought tolerant, it will do very well with moderate to light water, depending on exposure and climate. With the flowers come bees and with the fall berries come birds. Best in Sunset Western Garden zones 8-10 and 12-24, this Indian Hawthorn seems happy inland or at the coast. One of Boething Treeland’s most popular shrubs, we grow it in 1, 5, and 15 gallon containers.

A Bit More

An evergreen staple in many western gardens, Rhaphiolepis ‘Clara’ forms a tidy 5’ tall and wide rounded shrub that bears numerous flowers in the spring. The flowers buds are pink but turn to white much like the leaves emerge red but fade to dark green with age. The pointed leaves are finely serrated and ½-3 inches long. Native to China, it soaks up sunshine but will be fine in partial shade too. Considered drought tolerant, it will do very well with moderate to light water, depending on exposure and climate. With the flowers come bees and with the fall berries come birds. Best in Sunset Western Garden zones 8-10 and 12-24, this Indian Hawthorn seems happy inland or at the coast. One of Boething Treeland’s most popular shrubs, we grow it in 1, 5, and 15 gallon containers.