Sun/Shade: Prefers full sun; part shade OK

Flowers: Awesome pinkish/white flowers in early spring around the first of April lasting for about one month.

Landscape Use: This useful, tough beautiful blooming shrub also has attractive deep green leaves.  It makes a great individual specimen or hedge. It can be trimmed formally or allowed to grow to its natural shape.

Size: Large shrub up to 8’feet tall and wide.

Type: Evergreen flowering shrub.

Deer Resistance: Not favored by Deer.

Drought Tolerance: Very drought tolerant but looks best with regular watering.

Soil: Not particular about soil as long as it drains well and does not remain constantly wet. Does well in rocky soil or even better with soil enhancement.

Water: Smart Watering Principle=Water well when first planted then allow to dry slightly, without wilting, then water deeply again, etc. Easy Watering Principle= Water every day the first week; every second day the second week; every third day the third week; every fourth day the fourth week; every fifth day the fifth week. A soaking rainfall should last for about two weeks worth of watering. Do not keep constantly wet.

Fertilizer: Looks even better with regular fertilization.

Maintenance Tips: Cut back soon after flowering to keep the shrub smaller if you wish. Responds well even to sever cut-back.

Rating: Rates high as a landscape plant. 

Majestic Giant Indian Hawthorn