One of the most popular camellias in Victorian days, Camellia japonica 'Pink Perfection' dates to the late 18th century and features extraordinarily beautiful, formal double, medium-sized flowers. Perfectly formed, their rows are packed with luminous overlapping petals of the palest shell pink. The flowers are happily produced over a fairly long period extending from mid to late season (January to May in the northern hemisphere; June to October in the southern hemisphere). Vigorous, this camellia forms an attractive bush year-round, with its lustrous foliage of glossy, evergreen, dark green leaves.
- This evergreen shrub enjoys an upright, bushy habit and grows up to 8-10 ft. tall (240-300 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (180-240 cm)
- A part shade lover, this plant is best grown in consistently moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained soils. Provide a site sheltered from cold, dry winds as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds. Protect from early morning sun and from direct hot summer afternoon sun.
- May be attacked by aphids, scale insects and vine weevil
- Mass in mixed shrub borders for dramatic winter blooms. Great flowering shrub for woodland gardens or as screen and hedge. Perfect as a specimen plant and may be effectively grown in tubs or large containers.
- Apply a root mulch (leaves or shredded bark)
- Prune after flowering. Prune to thin branching and to control size and shape.