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Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'RutRhaph1'

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Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'RutRhaph1') at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery

Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn

Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn

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Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'RutRhaph1') at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery

Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn flowers

Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Yeddo Hawthorn

Description:

A compact, dense, self-mounding variety producing profuse clusters of white flowers in spring; vigorous and highly disease resistant; excellent accent or foundation shrub; can be maintained as a screen or hedge

Ornamental Features

Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn features showy clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches from early to mid spring. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Southern Moon Yedda Hawthorn will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features