The Stephanie Golden Camellia is well-known for its prolific flower displays every fall into early winter. This variety produces large bright pink blooms with yellow stamen centers measuring ~3″ across. These semi-double blossoms are lightly ruffled on the inside, and are perfect for drawing attention to your landscape.
The bright blooms are contrasted starkly with its attractive dark green foliage. Additionally, each leaf is glossy, leathery, and pointed on the end, with lightly serrated edges.
The Stephanie Golden Camellia reaches 6-8 ft H x 4-6 ft wide at maturity, and is naturally compact. However, feel free to trim it yearly to keep it at a desired size. At its maximum size, the dense foliage provides plenty of coverage as a privacy hedge or screen.
Use this variety as a hedge, accent, specimen, or even a container planting. Otherwise, the Stephanie Golden Camellia truly shines when used on a property line or along a long driveway.
Check out a few other classic Camellia varieties, the Yuletide Camellia, Kanjiro Camellia, and Taylor’s Perfection Camellia.
Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10, down to 0°F once fully established.
Grows best in Partial Shade. 2-4 hours of direct sun, or all-day filtered sun.
Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season in average weather conditions. During the second growing season, continue to provide supplementary water 1-2 times per week. After it has a few growing seasons under its belt, the Stephanie Golden Camellia is somewhat drought tolerant.
Prefers rich, acidic soil with good drainage. Additionally, top dress the soil beneath this camellia with ~3 inches of composted manure yearly to keep your soil healthy and lavish.
Fertilize yearly in spring with an acidic plant fertilizer to promote growth and bloom production.
Apply 3-4 inches of mulch yearly to protect the Stephanie Golden Camellia’s roots, which are vulnerable to extreme temperatures.
Space Your Stephanie Golden Camellia 2-3 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 6+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.
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