Camellia sasanqua 'Maiden's Blush'

Maiden's Blush Camellia

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 Maiden's Blush Camellias is a full-sized evergreen shrub an upright habit with glossy evergreen leaves that stay deep green year-round.  Maiden’s Blush Camellia has fragrant soft pink flowers with a gold stamen that bloom from mid-fall into winter which attracts butterflies.  Best blooms occur in partial sun and acidic, well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

8’ - 12’ 

Spread: 

8’ - 10’

Spacing: 

9’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

FallYear-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:

Maiden's Blush Camellias is a full-sized evergreen shrub an upright habit with glossy evergreen leaves that stay deep green year-round.  Maiden’s Blush Camellia has fragrant soft pink flowers with a gold stamen that bloom from mid-fall into winter which attracts butterflies.  Best blooms occur in partial sun and acidic, well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

8’ - 12’ 

Spread: 

8’ - 10’

Spacing: 

9’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

FallYear-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: HostaMagnolia, Aster

Image: C T JohanssonCamellia japonica-IMG 2051CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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