Fragrant Camellias Are A Rare Find - Add This Beautiful Shrub Today!
Looking for a beautiful evergreen shrub with spring flowers and an alluring perfume? The Camellia High Fragrance plant is the shrub for you!
Unique to other types of camellias, the High Fragrance Camellia has soft, fragrant flowers. Only a handful of fragrant camellia varieties have a noticeable scent so this one is extra special and perfect for any landscape needing a small tree!
Beginning in the mid to late season, the Camellia x High Fragrance will bloom large pink flowers for all to see. The soft pink flowers are remarkable and contrasted by the dark green foliage that stays evergreen all year long. Beginning in the fall, you will see the buds forming to open up from January through March. The camellia flower scent can be described as similar to roses, peonies, or jasmine.
How to Plant Camellias in the Garden?
Camellias make an excellent focal point in the garden. Plant them as stand-alone trees, in groups as a privacy hedge or shrub border, or in containers for small garden spaces. Choose a spot where the gorgeous ruffled flowers can be noticed by yourself, neighbors, or street passersby. Cottage gardens, cut flower gardens, or shade gardens are an ideal choice.
HOW TO CARE FOR CAMELLIA JAPONICA
Grow the fragrant camellia across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 7-10. For growers in colder climates, you can keep the Camellia High Fragrance in a container and bring it indoors or into a garage for winter until spring.
Camellia species like consistently moist but well-draining soil that is slightly acidic and fertile with nutrients. It is best to water the shrubs thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. The mature size of the camellia plant is up to 5-8 feet tall and wide and has an upright growth habit. To create a camellia hedge, space the trees around 4 feet apart.
Apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring to extend the bloom season. Mulch with a thick 2-inch layer of pine bark or pine straw to help retain moisture and protect the top of the root ball at the planting time.
Fragrant camellia shrubs are deer resistant, drought-resistant, and heat tolerant once established.
Do Camellias Like Shade?
In warmer climates, camellia japonica loves the shade during the hot afternoon sun. They are very adaptable and can be planted as understory trees with dappled shade. In cooler climates, full sun is best for optimum flower production. The best planting site for camellias would include morning sun and afternoon shade.
When Is the Best Time to Prune Camellia Bushes?
You can prune camellias to maintain the desired size and shape of your liking. The best time to prune camellias is in late spring once the plant has finished flowering. If you prune sooner than that in fall or winter, you will risk cutting off the precious flowers. We suggest pruning back any crossed branches, twiggy growth, or larger branches on overgrown camellias to get it to your desired height to stimulate new growth.
Do You Deadhead Camellias?
You can deadhead camellia bushes to keep them looking neat and attractive once the light pink semi-double flowers fade. It will also make room and energy for other flower buds on the tree to open up.
Shop the High Fragrance Camellia plant for sale for one of our most fragrant camellias and visit our Camellia Pruning Guide for more information on how to trim them!
Once your Camellia High Fragrance order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 5-8 ft
Mature Height 5-8 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
No flowers right now but that is to be expected as we are out of the flowering season. Cant wait to see it bloom next year!
Very well packed and great instructions included-thank you!