Bought 4 camellias today at Blair’s during her 50% off sale and planted them along the new wood fence at the pecan orchard.
Two are Shishi Gashira Camellias with “hot pink, semi-double blooms”. They are to grow to 4′-5′ high and 6′-8′ wide. Blair said they are the most frequently spec’ed camellia by landscape architects. Counting from the road they are in positions 1 and 3. From Flowerwood’s web page: ” Camellia ‘Shishi Gashira’ – Camellia sasanqua ‘Shishi Gashira’ A low, spreading plant that makes an excellent choice for planting in the border, or even for making a low-growing hedge. Beautiful hot pink blossoms with yellow stamens are long lasting.Blooms/Feature:Semi-double hot pink blooms in fall. Dimensions:4-5? H x 6-8? W Exposure: Part sun – morning only. Soil: Well-drained, Water: As needed. Uses:Shrub border, foundation, or landscape beds.” Need to watch for too much sun as they will get the afternoon and not morning sun.
Two are Bella Rouge Camellias from the Southern Living Plant Collection with “red, semi-double blooms”. They are to grow to 4′-5′ high and 4′-5′ wide. Counting from the road they are in positions 2 and 4 (at the power pole with the transformer).
All four were grown by Flowerwood Nursery, Inc.
Also bought a “Semmes Beauty” Oakleaf Hydrangea that is to get 8′-10′ high by 8′-10′ wide.