Camellia vernalis 'Star Above Star'

Star Above Star Camellia

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Star Above Star Camellia is a full-sized evergreen shrub with a rounded habit and glossy leaves that stay medium green year-round.  The semi-double white flowers with a lavender-pink flush at the edges and yellow stamen that bloom from late winter into early spring which attracts butterflies.  Best blooms occur in partial sun and acidic, well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

8’ - 10’

Spread: 

8’ - 10’

Spacing: 

9’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

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 AreasScreening, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Witch Hazel, Azalea, Aster

 

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