Thursday, April 16, 2009

Indian Hawthorn

Few shrubs are as worry free with such a long bloom time as rhaphiolepis indica or as it is widely known, Indian Hawthorne. I inherited dozens of these bushes in SJC and I confess, I have removed lots of them to replace them with more variety.
There are still lots of them on the property and the picture above shows them blooming along the driveway. They bloom for six to eight weeks in late winter or early spring and the bees just love them! I must admit I am not crazy about the bronze color of the new foliage, but other than that they are drought tolerant and worry free all year round. But you must love lots of 'pink' because that is what you will get if you plant them!

7 comments:

MNGarden said...

I love mass plantings.

Darla said...

I think it looks great!

Becca's Dirt said...

Gorgeous pink blooms. Love that they line the driveway.

flowergardengirl said...

I've never seen them so pretty. Very nice.

nancybond said...

I think they're absolutely beautiful and look very smart along your driveway. I love pink. :)

notsocrafty.com said...

These came with our house, and I had no idea what it's name was. The bees absolutely love those pink flowers.

Stephanie said...

Pink is nice Sheila! Moreover the blooms are so crowded. Beautiful and welcoming!