Camellia japonica ‘Pride of Descanso’

('Pride of Descanso', Camellia)


$79.99


Hardiness Zones:

 8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Better known as ‘Yukibotan’ (or ‘Snow Peony’), Pride of Descanso has white flowers with golden anthers. The flowers are large, with a semi-double to a loose peony form and irregular petals. It is a vigorous upright grower.

Description

Camellia japonica and most of its cultivars are considered to be winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-9. Even where winter hardy, unusually cold temperatures in winter (below 10 degrees F), particularly when occurring as a sudden temperature change, can damage or sometimes kill these plants.

Where winter hardy, Camellia japonica should be grown in moist, acidic (5.5 to 6.5 pH), loose, organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Consistent and even moisture is important. Avoid wet soils. Plants require protection from direct afternoon sun and wind. Best location may be sun-dappled part shade. Best with a root mulch. Near the northern parts of their growing range, plants should be sited in sheltered and protected microclimates such as near the south side of a home or building. Burlap wraps are sometimes helpful. Plants generally dislike changes in temperature, irregular watering or being moved. Even a change in humidity can cause plants to drop buds. Fertilize monthly in spring and summer. If desired, remove all but one bud from each cluster to increase the size of the flower. Prune immediately after flowering.

Additional information

Common Name

'Pride of Descanso', Camellia

Botanical Name

Camellia japonica 'Pride of Descanso'

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

12'

Width

8'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

April

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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