Camellia Shrubs for Sale Online
At Garden Goods Direct we offer a wonderful selection of evergreen Fall and Spring Blooming Camellias that flourish in our landscapes. The fall blooming camellias include several species like the well known Camellia sasanqua, and also some hybrids. The Spring Blooming Camellias include several species like Camellia japonica and also the willamsii series of hybrids.
Generally speaking, these evergreen shrubs are well adapted to our climate here in Maryland. That said, fall blooming Camellias thrive well in areas south of us, while spring blooming Camellias adapt well in areas north of us into zone 6. Additionally, there are some really great deer-resistant varieties of Camellia to choose from!
We find earlier blooming types most rewarding since fall camellias begin to bloom in early October, continuing until we have hard freezes in November or December, and Spring camellias start blooming in early February, continuing until other shrubs steal the show in April and May.
Both fall and spring blooming camellias are tolerant of a variety of garden conditions.
Benefits of Camellia Shrubs
Waxy evergreen foliage pairs with a flourish of bright layers of petals on Camellia shrubs. These gorgeous bloomers boast long bloom seasons in the spring or fall depending on their cultivar, and they sport shiny green leaves year-round.
As the perfect option for hedging or a flowering privacy screen, it's no wonder why Camellia shrubs have become so popular in the landscape!
While the evergreen foliage is enough to make this hardy shrub a star, the massive lushly petaled blooms are the real show-stopper! Coming in a range of colors from reds to pinks and pale whites, Camellias bring so much beauty to a landscape.
Variety of Uses
These low-maintenance, shade-loving shrubs are extremely fast growers and are the perfect option for an eccentric mid-size privacy screen or hedge! Beyond that, Camellia shrubs work beautifully as a backdrop for smaller garden plants. The shrubs also look great when used as edging along a house or yard border!
In addition to their uses in the landscape, Camellias are also praised for their economic importance in other countries. In a research study published in the AOCS Press Monograph Series on Oils, researchers discuss how important Camellia oil is in the creation of various products ranging from tea, beverages, and cooking oils!
Tips for Choosing the Right Variety of Flowering Camellia Shrubs
Determine Your USDA Grow Zone
One of the primary factors in choosing your Camellia shrub is ensuring it’s appropriate for your area. Hardy to USDA zones 7-9, Camellias thrive in slightly acidic, well-drained soil. If you're unsure what your specific growing conditions are, check out our handy and convenient Find Your Grow Zone Tool!
Select Your Bloom Season
Once you've determined which Camellia shrubs will grow best in your grow zone, it's time to select when you'd most like to enjoy your shrub's blooms. While the more popular option for planting and growing flowering shrubs tends to be in the spring and summer, selecting a Fall Blooming Camellia can be a great way to bring a much-needed pop of color to your fall landscape.
Types of Camellia
Fall-blooming camellias (Camellia Sasanqua) provide floral color in autumn and early winter, which is rare for evergreen shrubs. This large plant will also bloom over a long period of time and carpet the ground with petals. They produce many flower buds, which open at different times so an extended bloom of 6 or more weeks is common.
If you are in search of a Winter Interest Shrub To Brighten Your Landscape, a Fall-Blooming Camellia is the shrub for you!
Camellia Kanjiro: Camellia Kanjiro is a truly stunning cerise pink semi-double bloom edged in red with golden stamens and a slight fragrance. Makes a truly outstanding cut flower. Dense semi-weeping habit with glossy, dark green foliage.
Camellia Shishi Gashira: Camellia Shishi Gashira has large, perfectly formed, semi-double, pink flowers with ruffled edges and a bright cluster of golden stamens at the center. A dense, semi-weeping habit with glossy, dark green foliage makes for an exceptional plant.
Camellia Winters Joy: Camellia Winters Joy has a semi-double fuchsia pink flower on a narrow upright form.
Camellia Setsugekka: Camellia Setsugekka has large, perfectly formed, semi-double, white flowers with ruffled edges and a bright cluster of golden stamens at the center.
Camellia Yuletide: Camellia Yuletide has single, brilliant red blooms centered with bright yellow stamens that make an elegant statement in the winter garden. Excellent foundation shrub. Glossy, dark green foliage creates a handsome natural hedge
Spring Blooming Camellias
Spring blooming camellias (Camellia Japonica) provide floral color in late winter and very early spring when not much else is blooming. Large established plants will provide long-lasting blooms and even create a carpet of petals. This shrub’s large flower buds open at different intervals, and so an extended bloom of 6 or more weeks is common.
Camellia Professor Sargent: Professor Sargent Camellia is a widely grown cultivar that has medium-large anemone-form flowers in a vivid deep crimson. With an early bloom and a vigorous and upright habit, this is a must-have in most gardens.
Camellia White by the Gate: Camellia White by the Gate produces a nearly continuous display of pure white, perfectly formed, double Camellia flowers over an extended period from early to late season in our gardens. A longtime favorite with an upright to rounded habit. The contrasting, dark green foliage creates the perfect foil for the pure white flowers.
Camellia April Kiss: Camellia April Kiss is a very popular evergreen shrub with small-medium formal double flowers in early spring. Compact with a moderate growth rate. Great as a patio plant, screen, or in mixed borders.
How to Care for Flowering Camellia Shrubs
Camellias grow best when planted in rich, moist soil in part shade. Plant your shrubs at a relatively shallow depth with a good distance between each shrub.
Water your Camellia shrubs so that they are consistently moist. Camellias do not tolerate extended conditions of drought so be sure to keep track of precipitation patterns in your area. Applying a thin layer of mulch around the base of your plants can help to retain moisture.
Camellias thrive best with a nitrogen-rich slow-release fertilizer blend. Apply your fertilizer in early spring, late spring, and mid-summer for the best results. We do not recommend feeding your Camellia after August. Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus is a good well-balanced option.
For more info on growing Camellia shrubs, be sure to check out our Camellia Planting Guide.
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