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Tim Wood
Grand Haven, MI, USA

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LA VIDA MÁS™

Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis indica

'SMNRICS'

USPP 34,144; CBRAF

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La Vida Mas Indian hawthorn grows beautiful pink flower clusters in spring, summer, and fall. La Vida Mas Indian hawthorn is a rebloomer with pink flowers in spring, summer, and fall. The bright pink blooms of La Vida Mas Indian hawthorn contrast with dark green foliage. La Vida Mas Indian hawthorn offers an appealing habit and hundreds of pink flowers through the season. La Vida Mas Indian hawthorn is a reblooming variety with months of pink flowers. La Vida Mas Indian hawthorn has a useful semi-dwarf size that can be used in many ways in hot climate landscapes.
  • Reblooming
  • Disease resistant
  • Heat tolerant
Description

Finally, an Indian hawthorn that blooms spring, summer, and fall! La Vida Más™ rhaphiolepis was years in development, and it was selected not just for the sweet pink hue of its flowers, but its ability to rebloom and a useful, compact habit that expands the use of this long-time favorite for Southern gardens. 

USDA Zone
8 - 10 (10°F/-12.2°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
1 - 2'
Width
3 - 4'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Bloom Time
Spring, then summer-fall
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Grows best in acidic, well-drained soil.

Pruning

Prune after spring bloom if desired.

Uses

Specimen, hedging, mass plantings, general landscaping.

Growing Tips

Though it tolerates some shade, full sun is recommended for best blooming and disease resistance.