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Raphiolepis indica (Hawthorn, Majestic Beauty)

Hawthorn, Majestic Beauty

Raphiolepis indica 'Majestic Beauty'


Native to southern China, Indian Hawthorn is a popular landscape shrub due to the natural ability to stay at a manageable size, spring blooms, and attractive berries in the fall. If there was any drawback to the hawthorns, it would be that deer prefer them to any other plant when dining in everyone’s backyard. ‘Majestic’ is one of the largest of the Indian Hawthorn, with the ability to be a small tree form, reaching up to eight feet tall.

Indian Hawthorn leaves are alternate and leathery to the touch, with serrated margins. ‘Majestic’ is a cultivar with dark green leaves reaching up to six inches in length; the underside of hte leaves are slightly bronze-green.  Flowers in the spring are pink, no more than ¾” in diameter and appearing in large clusters. Pome fruits that follow in the fall are dark purple to black, attracting birds.  

Hawthorns prefer well drained soils, and can tolerate poor quality soil and even drought once established. 

Large Hedge
Small Tree
Foundation Hedge

Flower Color:




10- Feet



6- Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Raphiolepis indica 'Majestic Beauty'

Interesting Notes

USDA Hardiness Zone 7a

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Water Needs