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Eleanor Taber Indian Hawthorn Shrubs for Sale Online
Eleanor Taber Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica 'Eleanor Taber') is low maintenance, spring-blooming flowering shrub with dense clusters of pink flowers. It blooms in spring, covering the entire evergreen shrub in abundant blossoms, followed by blue-black berries that attract birds and wildlife. Many gardeners favor Indian Hawthorne over Azaleas if your yard has an excess of sun or dry soil. Eleanor Taber Indian Hawthorn works well for mass plantings, foundation plantings, and shrub borders and is also useful for erosion control.
|Mature Height:||4 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Full to part sun|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in summer after flowering|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained slightly moist soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when planted enmasse in the mixed border, or a specimen planting|
How to Care for Eleanor Taber Indian Hawthorn
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Eleanor Taber Indian Hawthorn plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Eleanor Taber Indian Hawthorn shrubs because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Eleanor Taber Indian Hawthorn flowering shrubs spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.