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Camellia 'Guest Star'

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item #28855
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Mid to Late Season Bloom

Camellia 'Guest Star' is an evergreen shrub offering year-round interest. Camellias are ranked as one of the very best flowering shrubs and bloom heavily for weeks when most flowering plants are going dormant. 'Guest Star' sets medium-sized, pink shading to white double blooms, mid to late season. Borne in clusters, the flowers have a formal form and make lovely indoor displays. Camellia 'Guest Star' is similar to Grace Albritton but with larger blooms.

A Camellia japonica, also known as a Japanese camellia, 'Guest Star' is a woody broadleaved shrub with a full, compact habit of handsome, leathery, glossy, dark green foliage and a slow growth rate. It is a perfect specimen, but grouped or massed, it creates gorgeous shrub borders, informal hedges, and screens, and it's a great background structure for landscapes and mixed beds.

Camellia 'Guest Star' prefers dappled sun to part shade, consistently moist acidic, organically rich, well-drained soil with a slightly acidic pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Less sun tolerant but slightly cold hardier than Camellia sasanqua, Camellia japonica should be protected from direct afternoon sun and cold winds, and roots should be protected with an application of mulch.

Most camellias can grow into small trees reaching heights of 12 to 16 feet, but they can be pruned (after blooming) to maintain a height of 6 to 8 feet.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Camellia
Species japonica
Variety 'Guest Star'
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 7 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Winter - Mid Spring
Habit Compact
Plant Height 12 ft
Plant Width 8 ft
Additional Characteristics Double Blooms, Flower, Evergreen
Bloom Color White, Light Pink, Light Multi-Color
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas

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