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Spring's Promise Ice Angels® Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Spring's Promise'

Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #01498

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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.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
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.
Flower Color Pink
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.

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