Debutante Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Debutante'

SKU
01704
Abundant, large, light pink, peony-style blooms are a delightful contrast to the glossy, dark green leaves. Perfect for milder regions, and one of the earliest to bloom. Mass in foundation plantings or use as an accent in lightly shaded beds or patio containers. 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 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; larger with age.
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, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Athyrium); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)

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; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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