Camellia japonica 'Debutante'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; larger with age.|
|Bloom Time||Winter to Early Spring|
|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 Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (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