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Raphiolepis indica (Hawthorn, Snow White)

Hawthorn, Snow White

Raphiolepis indica 'Snow White'

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. ‘Snow White’ forms a natural mound shape, no more than three feet tall.  

Indian Hawthorn leaves are alternate and leathery to the touch, with serrated margins. ‘Snow White’ is a cultivar with leaves that start red to burgundy, turning dark green within a month.  Flowers in the spring are white, 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. 

Foundation Hedge
Medium Border
Flowerbed Border

Flower Color:




3 Feet



5 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 7a

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Item Description
HAW-SNO-05 #005 HAWTHORN, SNOW WHITE View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Water Needs