Apple Blossom Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'Apple Blossom'
Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh
|Description||A versatile camellia displaying profuse pink-edged white blooms with yellow stamens. Dense, glossy dark green foliage makes a perfect hedge, screen or espalier specimen. Early to mid season bloomer. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Fall through Winter|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||This soft pink camellia deserves a place in high profile foundation plantings 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Apple Blossom's versatility in shade and partial sun, as well as wet and dry conditions, make this a plant that pairs well with a variety of garden shrubs and perennials. Combine with the big, bold foliage and blooms of Hosta, Coral Bells, Hydrangea and Rhododendron. For an Asian theme, design with mixed Azaleas, Heavenly Bamboo, Dogwood, Japanese Maples, Lily of the Valley, Iris and Gardenia.|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Prune lightly to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10
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