Jean May Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'Jean May'
|Description||A versatile performer displaying profuse shell pink double blooms, with deeper shades of pink towards the center. Glossy, dark green foliage make it an excellent choice for a colorful hedge or screen, espalier, and border shrub. Mid season bloomer. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Fall through Winter|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||This soft pink camellia deserves a place in high profile foundation planting or as a backdrop to outdoor living spaces in the backyard. A must for Asian or woodland garden settings under large, old shade trees with filtered canopies. Dress up a wall or garage as a shrub or train the dense, spreading habit of this Camellia as an espalier for a formal look.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Jean May's versatility in shade and partial sun, as well as wet and dry conditions, make this a plant that pairs well with a variety of garden shrubs and perennials. Combine with the big, bold foliage and blooms of Hosta, Coral Bells, Hydrangea and Rhododendron. For an Asian theme, design with mixed Azaleas, Heavenly Bamboo, Dogwood, Japanese Maples, Lily of the Valley, Iris and Gardenia.|
|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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