Camellia japonica 'Debutante'

Debutante Camellia

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Debutante Camellia is a large evergreen shrub with an upright habit and glossy evergreen leaves that stay dark green year-round.  A prolific bloomer with large double clear pink flowers from late winter into early spring which attracts butterflies.  Best blooms occur in partial sun and acidic, well-drained soil.  Debutante has better sun tolerance than most Camellia.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

6’ - 12’

Spread: 

6’ - 8’

Spacing: 

7’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 10

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

SpringYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium maintenance. Too much water retention can increase susceptibility to fungal diseases, including root rot, black mold, blight, canker, anthracnose, and leaf spots.  Watch for aphids and spider mites.   Yellowing leaves indicate acidity too low. Fertilize monthly in spring and summer. If desired, remove all but one bud from each cluster to increase the size of the flower. Prune immediately after flowering.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasScreeningFoundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Bleeding Heart, Aster, Magnoli

 

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