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Camellia 'Pink Icicle'

Pink Icicle' Camellia, Cold-Hardy Camellias, Winter Blooming Camellias, Spring Blooming Camellias, Camellia Hybrids, Mid Season Camellias


Vigorous and pretty, Camellia 'Pink Icicle' is an eye-catching camellia with very large, 4.5 in. wide (11 cm), shell pink flowers, blooming in mid-season (late winter to spring depending on your area). The peony-form blooms consists of rabbit ear petals elegantly intermingled with petaloids (small petals) and golden stamen. The evergreen foliage of small, glossy, oval-shaped, dark green leaves makes a lovely foil for the large flowers. Developed by Dr. William Ackerman of the United States National Arboretum, this camellia hybrid is cold tolerant and can be successfully grown in regions as cold as USDA Zone 6b.

  • This shrub has an upright, compact form and grows vigorously up to 6-10 ft. tall (180-250 cm) and 4-6 ft. across (120-180 cm)
  • A part shade lover, this plant is best grown in consistently moist, acidic, organically richwell-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.
  • Camellias are susceptible to some viruses and fungal diseases including leaf spots, anthracnose, black mold, petal blight, canker and root rot. Watch also for aphids, planthoppers and spider mites.
  • 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.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Camellias
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Camellias
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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