Hate to say it but a common name is even less meaningful. The guy at the
nursery is faking it if he can't provide the actual scientific name.
Search the internet using Raphiolepis as a key word and see if a picture of
your plant turns up.
"hitman" <rspicerGARBAGEMAIL at spacey.net> wrote in message
news:38c07089.44823149 at news.spacey.net...
> On Wed, 1 Mar 2000 06:19:36 -0500, "Stephen Jankalski"
> <CEREOID at prodigy.net> wrote:
> >Raphiolepis is a genus of flowering shrubs in the Rosaceae.
> >There are many plants with the epithet "Alba". It is Latin for white.
> >There is no Raphiolepis alba. The epithet was probably used to denote a
> >white flowered cultivar of another species. Where did you find the name?
> It was on a tag attached to the plant but the nursery didn't have any
> info on it. I went to another nursey who said it's Indian Hawthorn.
> Does this seem correct and make sense?
> The more you own the more you have to fix!
> Lin and Ron
> Sebastian Fl, formerly NJ