Mrs. Tingley Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Mrs. Tingley'
Filtered sun, Partial shade
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Winter to Early Spring|
|Design Ideas||Plant within viewing distance in patio beds, containers or in the foundation plantings around home or structure. Great as an espalier to cover walls in north-facing exposures. If set back in a woodland setting, plant in mass and complement with low growing perennials. A wonderful specimen in Asian gardens.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil; site in a north-facing exposure; protect from direct sun. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Prune lightly and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 10