Rhaphiolepis umbellata (syn. Raphiolepis) Rosaceae
Yeddo Rhaphiolepis, Yeddo Hawthorn raf-i-o-LE-pis um-bel-LA-ta
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8 m) tall, equal width, dense, mounded. Leaves simple, ovate to broad ovate (rounded), 2.5-5 cm long, serrated to varying degrees, very leathery, lustrous dark green above, dull beneath, purplish cast in winter. Flowers perfect, white, 2 cm across, in dense, upright clusters. Bluish-black fruit, about 2 cm diam.
- Sun, prefers moist, well-drained soil, will tolerate drought.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (7) 8 Native to Japan and Korea.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: near southwest door to Cordley Hall, left side; also west side of Cordley (south wing).