Jury's Pearl Camellia
Jury's Pearl Camellia
Camellia x 'Jury's Pearl' (C. pitardii x Tomorrow)Item #8140 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
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Exceptional peony-like flowers are large, luminous, pearly white with a pale pink blush and bright yellow centers. The prolific blooms nearly glow against glossy, deep green foliage over an extended season, from December to late March in mild climates. A compact, upright form, with a neat, self-cleaning habit. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; slightly larger with age.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ka-MEL-i-a ja-PON-i-kaDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; slightly larger with age.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Early Winter to Mid-SpringFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasA must for Asian or woodland garden settings under large, old shade trees with filtered canopies. Plant as a backdrop in mixed beds or as a foundation plant in high visibility areas. Dress up a wall or garage as a shrub, or train as an espalier for a formal look.
- CareCare InformationProvide 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.Pruning time: winter, after flowering.Light Needs:Partial shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
- History & LoreHistory:Camellias are native to eastern and southern Asia. Camellia japonica was imported into the Philippines but is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Jury's Pearl is from the renown Jury breeding program in New Zealand and is a Mark Jury hybrid (C. pitardii x Tomorrow).Lore:The genus Camellia was named by Carolus Linnaeus who named it for a Jesuit missionary Georg Kamel, who cultivated an important garden of local medicinal plants on the Philippine Island of Luzon in the 17th century. Jury's Pearl originated at Jury's Nursery in North Taranaki, New Zealand. Red camellias are a symbol of wealth and white Camellias signify loveliness. Camellias represent longevity and faithfulness and have long been a primary floral component in Asian weddings.