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Buttermint Camellia

Camellia x 'Buttermint'

Beautiful, pale, buttery yellow, semi-double blooms adorn this mid-to late season bloomer. Its glossy, dark green leaves and lightly fragrant, ruffled flowers are plentiful enough to cut and bring indoors. This showy evergreen is perfect for brightening up a shady woodland garden.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeWinter to Early Spring
Design IdeasBe sure to keep this beauty in viewing distance in patio beds, containers or decorating the foundation plantings around your house. Great as an espalier to cover walls. If set back in a woodland setting, plant in mass and complement with low growing perennials. A wonderful specimen in Asian gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureTolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsThe beautiful, pale yellow blooms on this Camellia contrasts well with blue and purple blooming plants. Pair with low growing, shade loving woodland perennials like Hosta, Fumewort, Astilbe, Iris, Flax Lily, Carpet Bugle and Viola. As a specimen or mass planting in an Asian Garden, go for the airy foliage of Heavenly Bamboo and Azalea as well as the interesting form and structure of Cherry and Japanese Maple.

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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