Rosaceae (rose family) Rhaphiolepis

Rhaphiolepis indica Indian hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis indica, Hoover Tower. John Rawlings, 8 Jan 2004

Shrub, planted widely and used as hedge or foundation planting. Simple, glossy, alternate, leathery leaves; white to pink, 5-petaled flowers in showy clusters from fall to early spring, depending on cultivar. Dark blue, berry-like fruit.

Post Office; Braun Music and Mayfield Mall; Around Oval; Amy Blue Garden.

Illustrations: flower, Hoover Tower, 8 Jan 2004.

Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No.12, p.12.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the main text of this entry ca. 2005.