Camellia sasanqua 'Mondel' Plant Patent #21,687Item #2233 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
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This stunning sport from the extremely popular red Yuletide Camellia has large, wonderfully fragrant, deep pink blooms with bright yellow stamens - making a beautiful addition to the cool season garden. Float blossoms in a bowl to enjoy the fragrance indoors. An excellent choice for a colorful hedge, espalier, or border shrub. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide in 12 years; larger with age.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:kuh-MEE-lee-a suh-SAN-kwuhDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide in 12 years; larger with age.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:WinterFlower color:PinkPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsCypress (Chamaecyparis); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Magnolia (Magnolia); Cedar (Cedrus)
- 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. Prune lightly to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.Pruning time: late winter to early spring, after flowering.Light Needs:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
- History & LoreHistory:This exceptional pink-flowering sport of the red flowered Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' was discovered by Monrovia Craftsman Brad Crocker on the grounds of Monrovia Nursery in Azusa, CA. Unique not just in color, the blooms of Pink-A-Boo® are larger and showier, having seven petals rather than five, and boast a remarkable, sweet fragrance. Camellia sasanqua 'MonDel' P.P. #21687 was introduced by Monrovia in 2011.