The Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica) is a flowering evergreen shrub in the Rosaceae family. It is also known as the Hong Kong Hawthorn.
It is native to Asia, in countries such as China, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
It grows to about 4 metres (13 feet) tall.
The branches are purple-brown, which turn grey as the shrub ages.
The flowers are clustered white or pink petals.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, May 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls