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Mrs. Tingley Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Mrs. Tingley'

Fragrant, double, silvery pink blooms contrast beautifully with glossy, dark green foliage. This elegant upright evergreen shrub makes an easy-care foundation shrub, informal hedge or espalier. A great container specimen for colorful cool-season impact. Evergreen.
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Your climate might be too cold for this plant: 6


Filtered sun, Partial shade

Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeWinter to Early Spring
Design IdeasPlant 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Fern (Microlepia); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)

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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Your climate may be too cold for this plant