Silver Waves Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Silver Waves'
Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
|Description||Abundant, large, silvery white, yellow-centered, semi-double blooms contrast the glossy dark green leaves beautifully. An excellent early to mid-season bloomer for milder regions. Use to accent lightly shaded beds, or mass in foundation plantings or to create a flowering evergreen hedge. A wonderful choice for espalier to dress up a drab wall.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Winter to early spring|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; larger with age.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Microlepia); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)|
|Care||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
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