Rhaphiolepis indica (L.) Lindl., J. B. Ker Gawler, Bot. Reg. 6: t. 468. 1820 “Raphiolepis” (Syn: Crataegus chinensis Steud.; Crataegus rubra Lour.; Crataegus sieboldii (Blume) Steud.; Crataegus sinensis Loisel.; Mespilus rubra Stokes; Mespilus sieboldii Blume; Mespilus sinensis Poir.; Opa japonica (Siebold & Zucc.) Seem.; Opa metrosideros Lour.; Photinia sieboldii G.Don; Pyrus mekongensis (Cardot) M.F.Fay & Christenh.; Rhaphiolepis crataegoides M.Roem.; Rhaphiolepis fragrans E.T.Geddes; Rhaphiolepis gracilis Nakai; Rhaphiolepis indica var. insularis Hatus.; Rhaphiolepis indica var. mekongensis Cardot; Rhaphiolepis japonica Siebold & Zucc.; Rhaphiolepis kerrii E.T.Geddes; Rhaphiolepis loureiroi Spreng.; Rhaphiolepis mekongensis (Cardot) Tagane & H.Toyama; Rhaphiolepis parvibracteolata Merr.; Rhaphiolepis pheostemon Lindl.; Rhaphiolepis pheostemonia St.-Lag.; Rhaphiolepis rubra (Lour.) Lindl.; Rhaphiolepis rugosa Nakai; Rhaphiolepis sieboldii (Blume) Hassk.; Rhaphiolepis sinensis (Poir.) M.Roem.) as per POWO;
S. China to Indo-China, Japan to Ogasawara-shoto: Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, Japan, Jawa, Laos, Nansei-shoto, Ogasawara-shoto, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;

Indian Hawthorn or India Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica) is an evergreen shrub in the family Rosaceae. The species is native to an area from southern China, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.[1]

It is 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.
(From Wikipedia on 27.11.14)


Ornamental Bush For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 011213 : AK-2 : Attachments (5). 6 posts by 3 authors. 
Ornamental bush seen at Lalbagh.
Id please.

I suppose Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Thanks for a possible id. I don’t think so. Rhodomyrtus tomentosa was posted by me from Peradeniya, Sri Lanka on our group earlier.
This is something else.

Could this be Viburnum species?

Not Viburnum sp.

This is probably Rhaphiolepis indica, identified from another post from the same place Lalbagh, Bangalore.

I guess this is not Viburnum sp.

You are right.
This is not Viburnum.
Can we check with Raphiolepis indica of Rosaceae?

Agree with Raphiolepis indica

Yes. It is almost matching. Nevertheless clear photograph of the flowers is needed for confirmation.


Rosaceae Fortnight : Garden Plant For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 13SEP15 : AK-34 : 34/36 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
This seems to be quite close to the one identified by you from California as Raphiolepis indica.

It is Rhaphiolepis indica


Ornamental Plant for ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 020413 : AK-1 :
An ornamental, cultivated plant with white flowers seen in Lalbagh, Bangalore on 16/3/13.
Small plant, leaves similar to Rosaceae.
Id please.

This ornamental from Lalbagh, Bangalore could be the same……Raphiolepis indica?
Please have a look.

This has been confirmed to be Rhaphiolepis indica by … in another post.

Rhaphiolepis indica (L.) Lindl., J. B. Ker Gawler, Bot. Reg. 6: t. 468. 1820 “Raphiolepis
India Hawthorn
Evergreen Shrub with oblong-lanceolate to obovate-lanceolate 4-7 cm long leaves, sharply serrate, acute or acuminate; flowers 10-12 mm across, white or tinged pink, in losse racemes; calyx lobes usually red; fruit 6-8 mm across.
Photographed from California


Garden Plant For ID : California : 14NOV14 : AK-32 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Cultivated, garden plant seen in Sacramento on 6/10/14.
Tiny white flowers and pink berries.

viburnum!!! sp.

Thanks for the quick response … It looks very similar to my garden flowers from Lalbagh, Bangalore, yet unidentified.

Raphiolepis indica, a member of Rosaceae

You are absolutely amazing! Thank you for the id.
My plant from Lalbagh which is yet to be identified could be the same.


Rosaceae Fortnight : Raphiolepis indica : California : 13SEP15 : AK-32 : 32/34 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Reposting under Family Fortnight.
Identified by …
Cultivated, garden plant.


SK1616 30 Nov 2018 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 700 kb each. 

Location: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong 
Date: 2 November 2018
Elevation: 1300 ft.
Habit : Wild

Camellia oleifera C.Abel ??

Looks different from images at

This should be Rhaphiolepis indica.

Plant for ID : Purple Berries : Atlanta, Georgia : 11FEB19 : AK-19 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Plant seen in Atlanta grown in a flower bed as a hedge.
Raphiolepis Species?
Looks similar to a post I had posted from California.

I believe this is Rhaphiolepis indica. UK to cold in many places to grow it… but in USA it is used as a hedging shrub.

Hope this helps.


Rosaceae Fortnight : Berries of Raphiolepis Species : California : 13SEP15 : AK-33 : 33/35 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Are these berries of Raphiolepis Species?
Could you kindly confirm?

I think yes.

I think this appears similar to images with those at Plant for ID : Purple Berries : Atlanta, Georgia : 11FEB19 : AK-19, which was identified as Rhaphiolepis indica (Cultivated)


Garden Plant For ID : Purple Berries : California : 13NOV14 : AK-30 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Cultivated plants seen by the road in Los Angeles on 3/10/14.
No flowers, many round purple berries.

Can be a Blue berry variant.

Could be Vaccinium Species?

These seem to be berries of Raphiolepis indica.
Kindly confirm id.

Raphiolepis Species by … in another thread.