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Jury's Pearl Camellia

Camellia x 'Jury's Pearl' (C. pitardii x Tomorrow)

Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #08140

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Description Exceptional peony-like flowers are large, luminous, pearly white with a pale pink blush and bright yellow centers. The prolific blooms nearly glow against glossy, deep green foliage over an extended season, from December to late March in mild climates. A compact, upright form, with a neat, self-cleaning habit. Evergreen.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Early Winter to Mid-Spring
Mature Size Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; slightly larger with age.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Hedge
Design Ideas A 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.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
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. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.
Lore The genus Camellia was named by Carolus Linnaeus who named it for a Jesuit missionary Georg Kamel, who cultivated an important garden of local medicinal plants on the Philippine Island of Luzon in the 17th century. Jury's Pearl originated at Jury's Nursery in North Taranaki, New Zealand. Red camellias are a symbol of wealth and white Camellias signify loveliness. Camellias represent longevity and faithfulness and have long been a primary floral component in Asian weddings.

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