January 2016 Plant of the Month: Debutante Camellia

Debutante Camellia thegardensleuth.comName: Debutante Camellia

Latin Name: Camellia japonica 'Debutante'

Height: 15’

Width: 7’

 

Notes: Important factors in choosing camellias include size, bloom time, bloom color, sun exposure, and cold hardiness. Camellia japonica selections grow larger on average, and bloom winter-spring.

Debutante Camellia is a burst of cotton candy pink blooms in late winter... when all other plants are dormant and dull.  These deliciously fragrant blooms are reminiscent of fluffy, pink ballerina tutus. The multi-layered blooms are densely packed with petals and have a strong resemblance to a rose. These large evergreens shrubs are wonderful for specimen shrubs, or screening unwanted views. Which is why camellias are so popular in gardens. Best grown in acidic soils with filtered sun.

Easy to grow, the Debutante Camellia is cherished by expert and amateur gardeners alike.

It is drought-tolerant, low-maintenance,  deer resistant and easy to care for-making it an unbeatable choice for southern gardeners.

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