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Debutante Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Debutante'

Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #01704
8-10

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Winter to Early Spring
Mature Size Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; larger with age.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge
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 Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Athyrium); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)
CARE
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; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.

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