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Calisto Indian Hawthorne - 3 Gallon Pot
In our gardens 'Calisto' is the lowest growing of the dwarf Indian Hawthornes. Five year old plants about 18 inches tall with a spread of about 24 to 30 inches. It has the deepest green foliage of any Rhaphiolepis with a signature curl to the leaves and its flowers are more vibrant pink than other pink flowering varieties. Get all the details below!

Calisto Indian Hawthorne - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT

Calisto Dwarf Indian Hawthorne
Rhaphiolepis indica 'Calisto'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-11  Find Your Zone 

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Indian Hawthorne variety is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

In our gardens 'Calisto' is the lowest growing of the dwarf Indian Hawthornes. Five year old plants about 18 inches tall with a spread of about 24 to 30 inches. We're thinking it might top out at 2 to 3 feet tall and maybe 3 to 4 feet wide at maturity. Calisto stands out from other Indian Hawthornes in other ways as well. It has the deepest green foliage of any Rhaphiolepis with a signature curl to the leaves and its flowers are more vibrant pink than other pink flowering varieties. Abundant flower clusters are produced in spring and stand out beautifully against the dark foliage. New growth is burgundy in color and mature growth turns burgundy in winter. Good soil drainage is a must!




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a mound 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, Calisto Indian Hawthorne is ideal for use as an accent, in groupings or mass plantings, or as a border along paths or walkways in home foundation plantings and landscape and flowering shrub borders. It also serves well as a colorful mass planting for erosion control on slopes and embankments. A fine addition to pink theme gardens, bird gardens and Xeriscape gardens (low water needs)

Suggested Spacing: 2.5 to 3 feet apart for mass plantings or border;  6 feet or more apart for space between plants






Cultural Preferences

Calisto Indian Hawthorne is easy to grow in moist to somewhat dry well-drained soils of average fertility in full sun to part shade. Morning sun is a must to dry dew from the leaves. As with so many other ornamental shrubs, constantly soggy or wet soils can cause root rot and other harmful plant diseases. When established Indian Hawthorne are exceptionally drought tolerant. That said, during prolonged periods of summer drought established plant will appreciate an occasional deep soaking. Does not require pruning to maintain its naturally dense form.




Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Indian Hawthorne shrubs.





Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-11  Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Flowering Evergreen Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  2-3'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Spacing: 2.5-3' apart for mass plantings or border;  6' or more apart for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Mounding
Growth Rate:  Moderate 
Flower Color:  Vibrant Pink
Flower Size:  Small, .25", in clusters
Flowering Period:  Early Spring, Mid-Spring
Flower Type:  Single, in clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Very Deep Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  Yes
Berry Color:  Black
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Very low when established.
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist to Drr (when established)
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Birds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect, Salt Air 



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