Disease Resistant Cultivars of Rhaphiolepis

indianhawthornleafspotRecently some research surfaced on the disease resistance of Indian Hawthorn. Area Extension agents, including myself, were surprised that we hadn’t seen this research before.

Entomosporium leaf spot can be a real problem in the landscape. This research paper http://bit.ly/g6Tv2d says some cultivars of Indian Hawthorne are more resistant to this disease.

Doug Caldwell, the Commercial Hort agent in Collier County put together this list of resistant varieties: Eleanor Tabor, Indian Princess, Gulf Green, Georgia Petite, Indian Princess, Majestic Beauty, Ovata, Olivia, Snow White

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