Spring's Promise Ice Angels® Camellia Camellia japonica 'Spring's Promise' #5
Spring's Promise extends the timeless beauty of Japanese Camellias beyond their traditional cold hardiness range. They are an entire climate zone hardier than other varieties. Vivid, rose colored blossoms reach 2-3 inches wide with petals radiating out from a center of contrasting golden stamens. Mid to late season bloomer. Evergreen.
Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Prune lightly to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, larger with age.|
|Bloom Time||Winter to Early Spring|
|Design Ideas||Spring's Promise deserves front yard stature or position it at special points around your patio or terrace. Beautiful evergreen foliage makes a fine informal hedge, screen or dark background for bright blooming beds and borders. Brings glossy foliage and elegance into dull woodland settings under big old shade trees. Well adapted to the acidic soils beneath oaks, conifer and maples as well as mixed groves. Can be trained as an espalier to soften retaining and privacy walls.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Acidic Soil, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|