FLOWERING SHRUB. Raphiolepis umbellata (japonica) sometimes known as the Indian hawthorn, is a little-known, attractive evergreen shrub with leathery, ovaland clusters of fragrant, white in June followed by bronze-black fruits. It is a slow grower to about 5 ft. and should be planted against a south wall, being a little tender and not recommended for cold districts. Protect from cold winds. Increase by of well-ripened shoots in August.