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Carter's Sunburst Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Carter's Sunburst'

SKU
01638
Spectacular, double, medium pink blooms streaked with deeper pink add early season color to shady areas in late winter to early spring. A prized plant for milder regions. Excellent as a stand-alone statement or massed as a privacy screen. Evergreen.
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Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, or larger with age.
Bloom TimeWinter
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, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureTolerates Acidic Soil, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsPair this multi-colored bloomer with the big blooming, solid colors of Gardenia, Hydrangea, and Azalea. In a more natural woodland setting, combine with the airy foliage of Heavenly Bamboo and Bleeding Heart. Early blooming deciduous trees like Cherry and Dogwood offer the needed filtered shade and ground hugging perennials such as Fumewort, Coral Bells, and Clematis offer interest and color throughout all layers of the garden.

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: 8-10

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