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Anacostia Japanese Camellia

Camellia japonica ''Anacostia' (NA35667)'

SKU
08434
Abundant, semi-double pink blooms add welcome color to the cool-season garden. This National Arboretum selection has outstanding cold hardiness and rich, glossy foliage on a relatively compact form. Beautiful single specimen shrub, massed as a hedge or anchoring a large border. Early- to mid-season bloomer. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Mid-Spring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Compact Form, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Athyrium); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)

Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Thrives in filtered shade. Possibly hardy into USDA Zones 6b; shelter to avoid winter sunscald and wind damage. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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