Pearl Maxwell Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Pearl Maxwell'

Item 1889


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Spectacular, soft, shell pink, formal double blooms in mid- to late winter. Flowers create a dazzling contrast against the glossy, dark green foliage. A prized plant of the milder regions of the U.S. Evergreen.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; larger with age.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Camellia japonica 'Pearl Maxwell'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Tolerates Acidic Soil
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Winter to Early Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Cottage
Design Ideas: Plant in mass in a woodland setting for best effect at a distance. Works wonderful in an Asian design or up close to your outdoor living area in beds, containers or foundation plantings. Can be trained as an espalier to soften retaining and privacy walls.

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. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful and tough
by Zone 10 Bev, February 29, 2020

My Pearl Maxwell camellia has been growing under a big crepe myrtle for the last 14 years, through 100 degree heat and near freezing cold, drowning rains and years of drought. No bugs, no diseases and no problems-- and I\'ve enjoyed the lovely pink blooms every February!

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