Also known as
Cherry Laurel, Indiese Meidoring(Afr.)
This plant has a mild fragrance
Indian Hawthorn Overview
An aesthetically pleasing perennial shrub, the Indian hawthorn looks great year round and becomes a focal point of any garden in spring. Grown for its decorative pink or white flowers, the Indian Hawthorn is a popular choice in bonsai culture. Not only is this a highly ornamental addition to any garden, but it also serves the purpose of its being used in culinary applications.
How to harvest Indian Hawthorn
The mature fruit can be harvested by hand.
How to propagate Indian Hawthorn
Semi-hardwood cuttings are taken and treated with growth hormone before placing them in damp soil.
Special features of Indian Hawthorn
Planted close together, they form a dense hedge. You can also use rows of Indian hawthorn as barriers or dividers between sections of the garden.
Plants grow well in containers, given sufficient drainage holes, so you can use them on patios, decks and porches too.
Once established, the Indian hawthorn tolerates moderate drought.
Birds, like the cedar waxwing, love to chow down on the fruit.
Other uses of Indian Hawthorn
The fruit is edible when cooked, and can be used to make jam.