• Overview
    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
  • Detail
    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
    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.
  • History & Lore
    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.