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.
Shop the Pink Perfection Camellia for sale and visit our Camellia Pruning Guide!
Once your Pink Perfection Camellia 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 and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!
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 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!