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Buttermint Camellia

Camellia x 'Buttermint'

Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh
SKU #01468

Good to grow! 8

Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Winter to Early Spring
Mature Size Quickly reaches 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Be 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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants The 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.
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.

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