• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; slightly larger with age.
    Key Feature:
    Beautiful Winter Flowers
    Blooms:
    Early Winter to Mid-Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ka-MEL-i-a ja-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Camellia
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; slightly larger with age.
    Special features:Compact Form, Easy Care
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Early Winter to Mid-Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Design IdeasA must for Asian or woodland garden settings under large, old shade trees with filtered canopies. Plant as a backdrop in mixed beds or as a foundation plant in high visibility areas. Dress up a wall or garage as a shrub, or train as an espalier for a formal look.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.Pruning time: winter, after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Camellias are native to eastern and southern Asia. Camellia japonica was imported into the Philippines but is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Jury's Pearl is from the renown Jury breeding program in New Zealand and is a Mark Jury hybrid (C. pitardii x Tomorrow).
    Lore:
    The genus Camellia was named by Carolus Linnaeus who named it for a Jesuit missionary Georg Kamel, who cultivated an important garden of local medicinal plants on the Philippine Island of Luzon in the 17th century. Jury's Pearl originated at Jury's Nursery in North Taranaki, New Zealand. Red camellias are a symbol of wealth and white Camellias signify loveliness. Camellias represent longevity and faithfulness and have long been a primary floral component in Asian weddings.