Spring's Promise Ice Angels® Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Spring's Promise'
|Description||Spring's Promise extends the timeless beauty of Japanese Camellias beyond their traditional cold hardiness range. They are an entire climate zone hardier than other varieties. Vivid, rose colored blossoms reach 2-3 inches wide with petals radiating out from a center of contrasting golden stamens. Mid to late season bloomer. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Winter to Early Spring|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, larger with age.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Spring's Promise deserves front yard stature or position it at special points around your patio or terrace. Beautiful evergreen foliage makes a fine informal hedge, screen or dark background for bright blooming beds and borders. Brings glossy foliage and elegance into dull woodland settings under big old shade trees. Well adapted to the acidic soils beneath oaks, conifer and maples as well as mixed groves. Can be trained as an espalier to soften retaining and privacy walls.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||With the cold hardiness zone dipping down to a Zone 6 for this plant, pair with other colder weather, woodland plants like Blue Holly, Fumewort, Rodgersia, Lenton Rose, Lily of the Valley, Snowberry and Beautyberry. Provide filtered sun with smaller canopy trees such as Cherry, Dogwood, Japanese Maple and Magnolia.|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Prune lightly to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10
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