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Perfectly Pink, An Early Blooming Shrub!
The Pink Perfection Camellia shrub is a true Southern statement piece!
With pale pink fully double flowers that have layers of overlapping petals and glossy deep green foliage that stays evergreen all year round, what’s not to love?! The light pink flowers will form throughout the summer and fall months to explode in blooms beginning in late winter through early spring.
Camellia Japonica Pink Perfection is best grown as a specimen plant or accent plant, in woodland gardens, foundation plantings, or somewhere the beautiful pink camellia flowers can be enjoyed. It is an heirloom camellia variety that has been planted and loved for centuries!
HOW TO GROW PINK PERFECTION CAMELLIAS
Grow the Camellia Pink Perfection shrub across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 7-10. Camellias love moist, acidic soil so check out our Acidic Potting Mix for sale to help amend the soil at your planting site. Well draining soil is a plus too because they don’t like wet feet.
The mature size of the camellia shrub is up o 7-12 feet tall and 5-8 feet wide and forms a bushy growth habit. It loves the full sun in the morning and afternoon partial shade to protect it from the heat. Applying a slow release fertilizer annually will help promote new growth and flowers that come back year after year. The Pink Perfection Camellia growth rate is up to 1-2 feet per year.
The best time to prune camellias is after they finish flowering in spring. You don’t want to risk cutting off the medium sized shell pink camellia flowers for next year. Prune the dark green leaves to maintain your desired shape and size. Once the camellia bush grows larger, you can prune off lower branches to create a camellia tree form.
Mulch the evergreen shrub annually to help retain moisture and provide adequate water during times of heat stress.
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 5-8 ft
Mature Height 7-12 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
I live in Austin texas and I didn't realize when I bought these plants that they required acidic soil that my area doesn't have naturally, so I wasn't sure how they would do. (I bought 2.) I planted them both in huge wine barrel planters so that I could better control the soil acidity. Here we are in late December and both babies have grown 6-8 inches and each has numerous buds and open flowers. Just as perfect as the pictures.
Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for this awesome review on our Pink Perfection Camellia shrubs. I am so glad they are working out for you. This is one of our favorite varieties here at the nursery and I love the idea of planting them in wine barrels. So unique!! I hope you enjoy them for many years to come!
Hi Tom. We appreciate your Pink Perfection Camellia order. Enjoy!