Silver Waves Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Silver Waves'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; larger with age.|
|Bloom Time||Winter to Early Spring|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Microlepia); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)|
Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Thin buds to increase flower size. Prune lightly to shape and apply acid fertilizer after bloom.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10