• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Winter Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kuh-MEE-lee-a
    Plant type:Shrub, Camellia
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Winter
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Design IdeasThis soft pink camellia deserves a place in high profile foundation planting or as a backdrop to outdoor living spaces in the backyard. A must for Asian or woodland garden settings under large, old shade trees with filtered canopies. Dress up a wall or garage as a shrub or train the dense, spreading habit of this Camellia as an espalier for a formal look.
    Companion PlantsPair this beautiful, semi-double bloomer with low growing, big leafed varieties of Hosta, Coral Bells, and Hydrangea. Provide filtered sun with smaller canopy trees such as Cherry, Dogwood and Magnolia. For an Asian theme, design with mixed Azaleas, Heavenly Bamboo and fragrant Gardenia.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less water once established. Prune to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.Pruning time: winter after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Filtered 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. The genus 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. Taylor's Perfection is classified as a C. x williamsii variety which is a cross of C. japonica and C. saluenensis. Taylor's Perfection parentage is however, unknown but originated in 1975 with J. Taylor of Alton, New Zealand. Camellias represent longevity and faithfulness and have long been a primary floral component in Asian weddings.Taylor' Perfection is a