What's blooming at the Baltimore Conservatory?
Photo credit: Michael Lemmon
Raphiolepis Indica “Springtime”
Adding their own sweet smell to the already fragrant Mediterranean House at the Baltimore Conservatory in Druid Hill Park, the blanket of pink and white blossoms of the Raphiolepis Indica are an attractive reminder that springtime is in the air at the Rawlings Conservatory.
This small evergreen shrub, commonly known as the Indian Hawthorn, is native to the warm, temperate region of southern China and grows to about 3 feet in height.
It can spread out to twice its size, making it a wonderful hedge for landscaping.
Bluish black-colored berries replace the flowers and can be cooked and made into jelly and jam.