If you're looking for the right shrub for a small space, try using Indian hawthorn.
This slow-growing, petite shrub is perfect in foundation plantings or in the foreground of larger landscape beds. Plus, its white or pink flowers and evergreen foliage make it an attractive choice for many yards.
This Florida-Friendly plant needs little care after it's established. It can have some problems with scale and sooty mold, but you can treat affected plants with horticultural oil sprays.
Plant yours in a spot that receives full sun. Space your plants at least eighteen inches apart to ensure that they'll have good air circulation, since this can also help limit disease problems.
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