Coral Delight Camellia
Coral Delight Camellia
Camellia x 'Coral Delight'Item #1470 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
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Deep, coral pink, semi double blooms with yellow stamens are backed by thick, lustrous, dark green foliage. A prized plant for the milder regions. Midseason bloomer. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:kuh-MEE-lee-aDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Early to Late WinterFlower color:PinkGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasBe sure to keep this beauty in viewing distance in patio beds, containers or decorating the foundation plantings around your house for real show stopping color in the winter months. Great as an espalier to cover walls. If set back in a woodland setting, plant in mass and complement with low growing perennials. A wonderful specimen in Asian gardens.Companion PlantsPlant 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 Lily of the Valley. Early blooming deciduous trees like Cherry and Dogwood offer the needed filtered shade and ground hugging perennials such as Anemone, Coral Bells, and Clematis offer interest and color throughout all layers of the garden.
- 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:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
- History & LoreHistory:Camellias are native to eastern and southern Asia. The genus 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. Coral Delight is classified as a C. williamsii variety which is a cross of C. japonica and C. saluenensis. Coral Delight' parentage includes C. japonica 'Dr. Tinsley' and C. saluenensis, and originated at Kramer Bros. Nursery in Upland, CA. Camellias represent longevity and faithfulness and have long been a primary floral component in Asian weddings.