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Camellia High Fragrance Plants for Sale Online
Camellia High Fragrance plants (Theaceae Camellia lutchuensis hybrid 'High Fragrance') are evergreen shrubs with ruffled pink flowers that bloom in winter. This cultivar is grown for its highly fragrant peony form blooms and year round interest in the landscape.
Most camellias do best in slightly acidic nutrient rich soil. They thrive with morning sun and filtered light with partial shade for the remainder of the afternoon. Its soil should be moist but overly soggy soil will be detrimental to your camellia over time. If growing conditions are favorable, Camellia High Fragrance mature height can reach 5 to 8 feet.
This evergreen hybrid is very versatile when used in the landscape as it can be planted as a shrub or trained to grow in an upright tree form. It tolerates colder weather well so it can be planted as a specimen or accent shrub but also makes a lovely privacy screen or hedge. If planted in a container, you may need to bring your camellia indoors to overwinter if your grow zone is outside of camellia's hardiness zone.
|Mature Height:||5 to 8 feet|
|Mature Width:||5 to 8 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub, winter flowering|
|Sunlight:||Part sun to shade|
|Habit:||Evergreen, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||Peony form pale pink flowers|
|Soil Condition:||Well drained acidic soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides unmatched winter interest.|
How to Care for Camellia High Fragrance
Before you buy a Camellia High Fragrance plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do you plant Camellia High Fragrance shrubs?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased High Fragrance Camellia plants 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 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 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.
How do I fertilize Camellia High Fragrance plants?
Plants such as High Fragrance Camellia grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. They favor nutrient rich soil and ample fertilization. High Fragrance Camellia benefits from an fertilizer which can help raise the acid level of the soil, such as Holly-Tone by Espoma. If soil pH is not an issue, a simple balanced fertilizer can be used, such as Tree-tone. 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.
How do I water Camellia High Fragrance plants?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the camellia 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 the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
How should I mulch my High Fragrance Camellia?
We highly recommend that you mulch your High Fragrance Camellia 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.