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 regularly, when top 3 in. 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 HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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.

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