Camellia japonica 'Magnoliaeflora'
|Description||Spectacular, blush pink, semi-double blooms. Flowers make a great contrast with the glossy, dark green, foliage. A prized plant for the milder regions of the U.S. Mid season bloomer. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, or larger with age.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Pair this beautiful, double bloomer with low growing, big leafed varieties of Hosta, Coral Bells, and Hydrangea. Provide filtered sun with smaller canopy trees such as Cherry, Dogwood and Magnolia. For an Asian theme, design with mixed Azaleas, Bamboo, Heavenly Bamboo and fragrant 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
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