University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Ornamentals

Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis spp.)

A dense, rounded, medium textured, evergreen shrub. This shrub is a slow grower and it will take many years for it to reach a mature height of 5 feet. Leaves are simple, alternate, clustered at twig tips, oblong and leathery, serrate margins. Flowers are white or pinkish, 5/8 inch across, and are borne on loose terminal panicles in the spring. Fruit are purplish-black pome about 3/8 of an inch long.