Providing pure white blooms for your fall viewing pleasure, the October Magic Ivory Camellia from the Southern Living Plant Collection is a phenomenal early autumn bloomer. Producing double peony-type flowers with frilly petals, the Ivory breaks the mold when it comes to white camellia flowers. This evergreen has deep emerald green foliage that creates a phenomenal contrast with the creamy white flowers that appear in scores. Requiring little maintenance, the Ivory grows in a dense, uniform pattern that’s perfect for those looking for an effortlessly beautiful shrub. Camellias prefer slightly acidic soil, and, for the ideal health of your October Magic, fertilize once yearly with a slow-release balanced fertilizer.