The Indian Hawthorn is a native shrub of Southern China. It is a popular choice for landscaping because of its ability to stay at a manageable size. The spring blooms and attractive berries also make it a popular choice.

The “Springtime” plant grows no more than three feet tall and forms a natural mound shape. The leaves feel leathery with serrated margins. In the spring, the flowers are pink and appear in clusters. The “Springtime” is a cultivar with dark green leaves. Pome fruits emerge in the fall and are dark purple to black.

The fruit of the Indian Hawthorn is attractive to birds, and the hawthorn is the preferred choice of deer. This is the drawback to hawthorns. The plant prefers well-drained soils, but can tolerate poor soil quality and even droughts once the plant is established.