Camellia japonica 'Spring's Promise'

Spring's Promise Ice Angels® Camellia

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Spring's Promise Camellia is a mid-sized rounded evergreen shrub with glossy serrated leaves that stay olive green year-round.  Spring’s Promise Camellia has vivid, rose-red flowers with a contrasting gold stamen that bloom from late winter into early spring attracting butterflies.  Best blooms occur in partial sun and acidic, well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

6’ - 8’

Spread: 

6’ - 8’

Spacing: 

7’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 10

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

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:  Flowering Cherry, Astilbe, Lenten Rose

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Camellia japonica Springs Promise 0zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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