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Spellbound Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Spellbound'

Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #30901
8-10

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Athyrium); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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.

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