Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they prefer less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.
Camellia Japonica 'Spellbound'
When we think of purchasing a new tree or shrub, usually we believe that they have been developed and grown recently, but that is not the case for this timeless camellia. More formally known as the Marie Bracey Camellia, cultivated and registered nearly 70 years ago by Mrs. H. Turner Brice, it is still being enjoyed and collected decades later by enthusiasts and home owners alike. Featuring loose coral rose peony blooms, this camellia has withstood the testament of time. Living up to its name, you really do believe it is casting a spell on you.
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.