Moonlight Bay Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Moonlight Bay'
Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
|Description||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.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late winter to spring|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Hedge|
|Companion Plants||Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Magnolia (Magnolia); Cedar (Cedrus)|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.