Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Filtered sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide. Larger with age.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Winter Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Fall through mid-spring
Botanical Pronunciation:kuh-MEE-lee-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
Plant type:Shrub, Camellia
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide. Larger with age.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Fall through mid-spring
Flower color:Pink
Garden styleAsian/Zen
Design IdeasSuch glorious blossoms should be reserved as a high profile focal point for close range at entries and for viewing through picture windows. Makes a superior foundation cover-up that cloaks featureless walls on more sun-challenged exposures. Deserves front yard stature or position at special points around patio or terrace. Beautiful evergreen foliage makes a fine informal hedge, screen or dark background for bright blooming beds and borders. Brings glossy foliage and elegance into dull woodland settings under big old shade trees. Super adapted to the acidic soils beneath oaks, conifer and maples as well as mixed groves.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Filtered sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Lore:
A hybrid of two japonica varieties Camellia japonica 'Berenice Boddy' and Camellia japonica 'Dr. Tinsley'. Selected at Camellia Forest Nursery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This fast growing very cold hardy cultivar can be dependably grown to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.