Anacostia Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Anacostia'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late winter to mid-spring|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Athyrium); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)|
|Care||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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