These colorful shrubs are a Southern staple widely popular for use across landscapes of any style and theme. The Camellia japonica cultivar is the most common and well-known variety for use in yards and gardens.
Camellia shrubs can develop into a large format shrub with a dense and shapely growth habit. This makes them perfect for colorful accents across your landscape, to highlight walkways and paths in an attractive way, and for use as a beautiful flowering hedge! Camellias can also grow larger to become small-sized ornamental flowering trees. These different growth patterns make Camellia a versatile option to add color to any landscape design.
Pro Tip: Place some uplighting on a mature Camellia tree and enjoy a nighttime landscape spectacle.
Camellia plants bloom in a wide range of hues from reds and pinks to whites and deep scarlets. The blossoms can be either come in solid colors or have variegated flowers. Camellia shrubs have multi-seasonal flowers, blooming in both the spring and fall, allowing these wonderful shrubs to bring year-round interest to your yard!
Most Camellia varieties bloom and grow very well in partial sun but can also perform notably well in full sun and even full shade, which makes these shrubs one of the best plants to add color to a fully shaded area of your yard or garden.
Camellia shrubs have similar fertilizing needs as many other flowering shrubs. Feed your shrubs with an all-purpose fertilizer such as our Moon Dust™ once a month during the spring and again in the fall. Supplement with extra nutrients from monthly doses of Super Charged Moon Juice™. This will help produce a strong and hardy root system, vigorous green foliage, and abundant coats of flowers.
Your Camellia plants can take pruning of weak or dead wood to make way for new growth and blooms. We recommend pruning right after the blooming season for best results and to ensure you aren’t unknowingly removing any of your Camellia’s possible flowers.
We have a large selection of Camellia plants for sale and carry many different Camellia varieties. Come check out our selection today and feel free to ask our nursery pros any questions you may have about caring for your Camellia shrubs, or any other trees and plants in your yard. We’re always happy to help!
Moon Valley Nurseries grows all of our trees, palms, and plants in our local area to ensure that when you plant with us your landscape is guaranteed to grow beautifully for many years to come. Our professional designers and planting teams are ready to make your dream yard a reality, and you get to pick your exact trees and plants from our massive inventory. From our farms to your yard, no one does it better!™