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|Indian Hawthorn in bloom|
| Rhaphiolepis indica|
(L.) Lindl. ex Ker Gawl.
Indian Hawthorn or India Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica) is an evergreen shrub in the family Rosaceae. The species is from southern China, grown for its decorative pink flowers, and is popular in bonsai culture. The fruit is edible when cooked, and can be used to make jam.
Indian Hawthorn is a mainstay horticultural specimen in southern United States. It is often found in commercial as well as in private landscapes. Often it is trimmed into small compact hedges or balls for foundation plants. It has been successfully pruned into a standard form as well as small dwarf-like trees up to 15 feet in height. It is apt to develop leaf spot.