Eleanor McCown Camellia
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Eleanor McCown Camellia

Eleanor McCown Camellia

$119
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Camellia japonica 'Eleanor McCown'

 

Hybridizers create hybrids which are variations from two existing breeds. The Eleanor McCown Camellia was registered in 1942 after being developed by Eleanor McCown who was most notably known for hybridizing irises. This particular crossbreed has a white base with solid pinkish red streaks and single to semi-double petal formations similar to fireworks spreading across the sky. Being from the Japonica species of Camellias, the flowering season is midseason from December through March depending on the local climate.

 

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting Camellia as they prefer less watering than you might think. In clay soil we prefer planting with pine bark soil conditioner for Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, Azalea.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 10'
Mature Width: 7'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full shade to partial sun
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting Rhododendron as they prefer less watering than you might think. In clay soil we prefer planting with pine bark soil conditioner for Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, Azalea.