Pink Parade Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Pink Parade'
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, larger with age.|
|Design Ideas||Use in a protected place in the garden, such as an east facing entryway, and be rewarded with handsome evergreen foliage and elegant winter blooms. Both the blooms and foliage are fine additions to indoor winter cut flower arrangements. Dress up a wall or garage as a shrub or train as an espalier for a formal look. Beautiful as a foundation plant, in a container or as part of a Zen tranquility garden.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Acidic Soil, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Plant close to your outdoor living area with Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Iris. In a more natural woodland setting, combine with the airy foliage of Astilbe, Heavenly Bamboo and Bleeding Heart. Early blooming deciduous trees like Magnolia, Japanese Maple and Dogwood offer the needed filtered shade and ground hugging perennials such as Anemone, Coral Bells, Fern and Clematis offer interest and color throughout all layers of the garden.|
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. Prune lightly to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10