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Silver Waves Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Silver Waves'

Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #01970
8-10

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Microlepia); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)
CARE
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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