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La Peppermint Camellia Japonica - 3 Gallon Pot
La Peppermint Camellia a wonderful variety from the 1800's that has stood the test of time for good reasons. In late winter through early spring it produces an abundance of fragrant, eye-catching double flowers with white or soft pink petals randomly streaked in red. Absolutely stunning! Get all the details below

La Peppermint Camellia Japonica - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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La Peppermint Camellia Japonica
Camellia japonica 'La Peppermint'

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.



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La Peppermint Camellia a wonderful variety from the 1800's that has stood the test of time for good reasons. In late winter through early spring it produces an abundance of fragrant, eye-catching double flowers with white or soft pink petals randomly streaked in red. Absolutely stunning! The striking flowers are set against a perfect backdrop of glossy, deep green foliage. The flowers and foliage are perfect for cutting to display in indoor floral arrangements float just one in a bowl of water.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 8 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 7 feet wide, the La Peppermint Camellia can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub, it is ideal for use as a hedge, background plant, or in groupings and is especially nice as a corner plant or espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall) in home foundation plantings. As this camellia grows lower branches can be removed to form an attractive small evergreen tree that serves well as a colorful focal point specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. Great for cottage gardens, cut flower gardens, white or red theme 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 variety is not winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Suggested Spacing:  5 feet apart for solid hedge;  10 feet or more 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 and care for 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 
Height at Maturity:  8-10' 
Width at Maturity:  6-8' 
Spacing:  5' for solid hedges; 10'+ for space between
Flower Color:  White, Red striping
Flower Size:  3-4"
Flowering Period:  Late Winter, Spring
Flower Type:  Fully Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Glossy 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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