White by the Gate Camellia Shrubs for Sale Online
Camellia White by the Gate (Camellia japonica) are flowering shrubs that produce a nearly continuous year-round display of pure white flowers. Camellia flowers boast of perfectly formed double blooms over an extended period from early to late season in our gardens. White by the Gate Camellia has an upright to rounded growth habit with contrasting, dark green foliage, creating the perfect backdrop for the snow-white flowers.
White by the Gate Camellia care is simple; they require very little maintenance apart from pruning crossover or dead limbs from time to time. To prevent Camellia petal blight, remove spent flowers rather than allowing them to linger on the shrub or in the soil after shedding. Camellia White by the Gate is a very versatile evergreen shrubs that make excellent landscape specimens, garden accents, and container plantings. Cut flowers make beautiful floral bouquets for decorating vases in your home.
|Mature Height:||8 to 12 Feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub, spring flowering|
|Sunlight:||Part sun to part shade|
|Habit:||Evergreen, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||The purest white flowers in very early spring|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Use:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides unmatched winter interest due to its flowering in the late winter|
How to Care for Camellia White by the Gate Shrubs
Before you buy White by the Gate Camellia, make sure to read about the care instructions that are recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How often do I water Camellia White by the Gate Shrubs?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Camellia White by the Gate a good, deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5; a three gallon pot would be 15; and so on. Check White by the Gate Camellia daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
What kind of mulch is best for Camellia White by the Gate?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Camellia White by the Gate with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away that will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
What kind of fertilizer should I use for Camellia White by the Gate?
When looking at most fertilizers, they are described by three numbers on the bag. An example would be 10-10-10 or 12-4-8. Always be sure to look on the fertilizer label on the back of the bag to see exactly what is included in the fertilizer. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success. Camellias are one of the slowest growing and yet one of the most desirable ornamentals available today. In order for camellias to give their maximum performance, certain fertilization requirements must be met. Although many well established camellias perform wonderfully without being fertilized, they will do even better with a regular fertilization program.
How do I plant my Camellia White Shrub?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Camellia White by the Gate Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for White by the Gate Camellia because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Camellia White by the Gate spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.