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Early Autumn Camellia Japonica  - 3 Gallon Pot
Wait a minute...Camellia japonicas aren't supposed to start blooming until after Christmas at the earliest, are they? Yes...but that was until this amazing beauty arrived on the scene - meet 'Early Autumn'. Get all the details below!

Early Autumn Camellia Japonica - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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Early Autumn Camellia Japonica
Camellia japonica 'Early Autumn'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Camellia variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Wait a minute...Camellia japonica aren't supposed to start blooming until after Christmas at the earliest, right? Yes...but that was until this amazing beauty arrived on the scene. Meet 'Early Autumn' - a magical Camellia japonica with buds that begin opening in October to incredibly beautiful flowers!

Now about the gorgeous flowers. Early Autumn produces LOADS of large lavender-rose formal-double blooms with 78 petals that will take your breath away. Needless to say, Early Autumn partners well in gardens that also host Camellia sasanquas, and the fall blooming Encore azaleas. 

For those who love bold and beautiful lavender-ish flowers, Early Autumn is a must have for the garden. The flowers are perfect for cutting. To enjoy them indoors, display several in a vase or float just one in a bowl of water.




Landscape & Garden Uses

A moderate to tall growing Camellia with an upright habit of growth to 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, Early Autumn Camellia can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub, it is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or as a hedge or background plant. It is especially nice as a corner plant or espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall) in home foundation plantings. As it grows, lower branches can be removed to form a small tree that serves well as an attractive and colorful specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. A fine addition to lavender, pink or purple color theme gardens, camellia gardens, cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors during winter by those who live and garden above USDA Zone 7a, where this camellia variety is not reliably winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Suggested Spacing:  6 feet apart for solid hedge; 12 feet apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Camellia adapt well to various soil types however prefer a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Constantly soggy soil is a slow killer. In general, Camellia grows and blooms better in partial shade with some shelter from the hot afternoon sun. Morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sunlight is perfect. All-day filtered sun is fine.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Camellias...


*Espalier (pronounced: ih-spal-yay) ...an ornamental shrub or tree that has been trained to grow flat against a wall, fence, or other vertical, flat surface.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Japonica (Winter, Spring blooming)
Height at Maturity:  8-10' 
Width at Maturity:  6-8' 
Spacing:  6' for solid hedges; 12'+ for space between
Flower Color:  Lavender-Rose
Flower Size:  Large, 4"
Flowering Period:  Late Winter, Early Spring
Flower Type:  Double to Formal Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade or Filtered Sun, All Day Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Resistances:  Deer, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity
Intolerances:  Direct Afternoon Sun, Constantly Soggy Soil



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