The Laura Walker Camellia (Japonica) produces red semi-double to fully-double blooms with rose-pink and white variegated petals in the center. These blooms take center stage on the backdrop of dark green glossy evergreen foliage in late winter to early spring.
This blooming camellia reaches a mature height of 6-10′ H x 6-10′ W. However, it can be trimmed yearly to keep it at the desired size. Left untrimmed, it has a naturally upright growth habit.
This is a great variety for Southern landscapes due to its heat and humidity tolerance.
Use the Laura Walker Camellia grown into a large shrub or small tree and used as a privacy screen, hedge, specimen, accent, or in mass plantings.
Laura Walker Camellia Care
Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10 when completely established.
Prefers Filtered Sun to Partial Sun. Provide all-day filtered sun or 2-3 hours of direct sun for best results.
Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. During the second growing season, decrease watering to about 1-2 times a week. Afterward, the Laura Walker Camellia only needs water during extreme drought and heat.
Plant in rich, acidic soil with good drainage for best results. In addition, apply 3-4 inches of composted manure yearly to keep your soil healthy and full of organic matter.
Fertilize in early spring with an acidic plant fertilizer to keep your camellia happy and healthy.
Apply a few inches of mulch yearly to protect this camellia’s roots from extreme temperatures.
Spacing Your Laura Walker Camellia
Space your Laura Walker Camellia 4-5 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 10+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.