Camellia japonica 'Spellbound'
|Description||Stunning pink flowers with overlapping, rose-like petals contrast beautifully with glossy, dark green foliage. This elegant evergreen shrub is perfect for an easy-care foundation planting, informal hedge or espalier. Great container specimen for cool-season color impact. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Winter to early spring|
|Mature Size||Reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Plant within viewing distance in patio beds, containers or in the foundation plantings around home or structure. Great as an espalier to cover walls in north-facing exposures. If set back in a woodland setting, plant in mass and complement with low growing perennials. A wonderful specimen in Asian gardens.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Athyrium); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)|
|Care||Easily grown in enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Best in a north-facing exposure; protect from harsh sun. Mulch to keep roots cool in hot summer areas. Clip spent flowers and apply an acid fertilizer after bloom.|
|Lore||Camellias represent longevity and faithfulness and have long been a primary floral component in Asian weddings. Red camellias are a symbol of wealth and white Camellias signify loveliness.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
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