Camellia 'Fairy Blush'
Evergreen shrub with upright growth habit. Clusters of dark pink to red flower buds open to lightly fragrant white flowers, flushed with pink, fading to white, 5 cm across. Golden yellow anthers with creamy filaments. Flowers fall before browning. Very long flowering season from late autumn to early spring. Glossy dark green leaves, 3 cm long, 2 cm wide.
Originated in New Zealand as a chance seedling of hybrid origin with Camellia lutchuensis as one of the parents.
Prefers acidic soil conditions and a sheltered position in semi shade, but tolerates full sun. Responds well to pruning after flowering.
Type of plantShrub - Evergreen
Size1.5 - 2.5 m tall
Landscape Usespecimen for flower display, hedge, espalier, topiary
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: Medium
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Medium
- Wind tolerance: Low