Are you looking to spruce up your yard? Maybe add color and brighten it up? Look no further than the Marie Bracey Camellia. It is an excellent choice for all your landscape needs.
Marie Bracey Camellia Features:
In mid to late winter an abundance of beautiful, bright pink flowers emerge from the Marie Bracey Camellia. With large 4-5 inch blooms, these lacy, delicate flowers put on quite a show for all to see. Mixed with glossy, light green leaves this shrub comes to life. In addition to its beauty, the Marie Bracey also gives off a pleasant fragrance.
This dense, compact shrub has a long blooming season from winter until mid spring. They will reach about 7 feet tall with a 6 foot spread.
Landscape Ideas for a Marie Bracey Camellia:
There are many different ways to incorporate the Marie Bracey Camellia into your landscape. It could be used as a mixed border, hedges or for container planting. They are perfect for small gardens. The Marie Bracey are perfect in urban areas with small landscapes. The size of the Marie Bracey makes them a good fit anywhere.
How to plant a Marie Bracey Camellia:
The Marie Bracey Camellia is deer, drought and heat tolerant as well as disease resistant. They prefer to be grown in well drained soil. It should also be moist and acidic. Marie Bracey’s grow best in partial sun to partial shade. But they can tolerate full sun exposure. Ideal sun conditions are morning sun with even shade for best results. The Marie Bracey Camellia is a low maintenance beauty. No matter how big or small your landscape the Marie Bracey will certainly add the right touch.
|Grows in Zones||7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Mature Height||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
|Botanical Name||CAMELLIA japonica 'Marie Bracey'|
How To Care for your new Marie Bracey Camellia
Be sure to choose an appropriate location for your Camellia.
Planting Time: Plant any time of the year taking care to avoid temperature extremes on either end of the spectrum.
Sun: Part sun to part shade
Soil: Fertile, acidic, moist, but well drained
Watering: When newly planted, water deeply at least twice weekly. Camellias prefer a moist soil, but water requirements do diminish as the plant ages and is able to shade its own roots.
Mulching: Mulching is a great way to keep the roots cool, soil moist, and add nutrients to the soil.
Pruning: Prune after flowering if needed to remove dead and dying branches or correct aesthetic or structural issues
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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