Pearl Maxwell Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Pearl Maxwell'
|Description||Spectacular, soft, shell pink, formal double blooms in mid- to late winter. Flowers create a dazzling contrast against the glossy, dark green foliage. A prized plant of the milder regions of the U.S. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Winter to Early Spring|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; 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||Plant in mass in a woodland setting for best effect at a distance. Works wonderful in an Asian design or up close to your outdoor living area in beds, containers or foundation plantings. Can be trained as an espalier to soften retaining and privacy walls.|
|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 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. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
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