Why plant Early Wonder® Camellia?
Take stock of all your favorite camellia traits, now envision a camellia packed full of all those traits. Now check out Early Wonder Camellia, the camellia that we've all dreamed of and that holds all of the most desired traits out of all camellias on the market today. From the formal appearance to the double blooms in a lovely lavender-rose color you really cannot go wrong by planting one, or more, Early Wonders in your landscape. What's more, the full, dark green foliage stick around for all year color until the busty flowers sprout again. An early bloomer with a vertical growing habit, you'll be wondering why you haven't planted Early Wonder sooner.
The total number of named camellia varieties is believed to be as high as 20,000 and growing. Camellia japonica is by far the most important species of ornamental camellias. Its varieties grow as shrubs to small trees and the flowers are available in all sizes, colors, and forms. Early Wonder Camellia has an upright growth habit and lavender-rose double blooms.
How to use Early Wonder® Camellia in the landscape?
Early Wonder Camellia has gorgeous lavender-pink double flowers that bloom early in fall and continue into winter. It reaches 6-8 feet in height and has glossy dark green evergreen leaves. Combined, these traits make it a very attractive, formal addition to any landscape, whether it is used as a specimen plant, a hedge or privacy screen, or planted in large containers. This truly is a beautiful addition to any landscape.
Hardiness Zone: 7-9
How To Plant Early Wonder® Camellia
Early Wonder Camellia loves to be planted in moist, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. It likes to be sheltered from harsh afternoon suns in the warmer climates. It prefers slightly acidic soils, similar to azaleas and rhododendrons.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.