CAMELLIA – ROSA PLENA

COMMON NAME Rosa Plena Camellia
BOTANICAL NAME Camellia japonica ‘Rosa Plena’
HEIGHT 10′ to 12′
WIDTH 3′ to 8′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 100 years
COLD TOLERANCE 0° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained to slightly moist. Prefers a pH of 5.8 to 6.5.
WATERING REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water every day for 2 weeks.Week 3 and week 4, water deeply twice a week. From week 5 forward water deeply once or twice a week. Do not overwater. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slows.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE No
SALT TOLERANCE No
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Part shade to dappled shade. Morning sun and dappled afternoon shade are ideal conditions. Shelter from the hot afternoon sun. (Camellia sasanqua varieties prefer full sun.)
FERTILIZING Sparingly use well-balanced, slow release, granular azalea/camellia /gardenia/ixora fertilizer as instructed on the packaging. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves, flowers, stems, and trunks. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Do not over-fertilize, as this will result in more foliage and less flowers.
FLOWER Exquisite formal double-blooms with symmetrical rose-pink petals. No significant fragrance.
MONTH OF COLOR Early season blooms, from late Winter to early Spring.
FRUIT Green pod seed pod unripe, red-brown seed pod ripe. Pods contain seeds. Inedible.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Non-toxic to animals. (Dogs, cats, horses, humans.)
COMMENTS Beautiful, symmetrical rose-pink blooms for Winter color. Leaves are glossy, dark green, with a serrated edge. Soil must drain well and never retain water, or this could stimulate an array of problems, such as diseases and root rot. Wounds on the bark can be susceptible to fungus, causing branch tips and branches to die. Remove diseased branches by pruning several inches below the affected areas and remove diseased limbs. Be sure to clean tools adequately and properly for each plant, as dirty tools used for pruning can transmit fungus and disease. Soil must drain well and never retain water, or this could stimulate an array of problems, such as diseases and root rot. Great for fresh cut flowers. Originates from far east Asia.
PRICE 7 gallon $55