Moonlight Bay Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Moonlight Bay'

SKU
31741
Elegant blooms contrast beautifully with glossy, dark green foliage on this classic shrub. The large, double to semi-double flowers are predominantly white with some flushed pink, resulting in a light orchid pink overall hue. Vigorous, upright yet compact growth habit is ideal for foundation, hedge or container. Evergreen.
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8-10

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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate winter to spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Hedge, Specimen, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsCypress (Chamaecyparis); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Magnolia (Magnolia); Cedar (Cedrus)

Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply and less frequently, once established. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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