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Lady Vansittart Camellia Japonica - 3 Gallon Pot
One of our all-time top sellers, this dazzling Lady sports over 6 different flower color patterns and variations on the same plant, which makes the Lady Vansittart one of the most impressive Camellias on the market today. The large double flowers can be white or soft pink with stripes, speckles or splashes and varying colors in different patterns on the petals. Get all the details below!

Lady Vansittart Camellia Japonica - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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Lady Vansittart Camellia Japonica
Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  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

Known to produce flowers of many different colors and variations on the same plant, Lady Vansittart is one of the most impressive Camellias on the market today. A true garden jewel, this dazzling Lady produces an abundance of large flowers often white or soft pink but striped, speckled or splashed with varying colors in different patterns on the petals. We've counted up to 6 different color patterns and variations on the same plant!




Landscape & Garden Uses

A taller growing Camellia with an upright habit of growth to about 8-15 feet tall and 5-8 feet wide, Lady Vansittart can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub she is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings or as hedge or background plant in landscape borders and is especially nice as a corner plant or espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall) in home foundation plantings. As she grows taller lower branches can be removed to form a highly attractive and colorful small evergreen tree that serves well as a focal point specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. A fine addition to camellia gardens, cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors during winter by those who garden above USDA Zone 7a, where this camellia variety is not reliably winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Spacing:  5 feet apart for a 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-10a  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Japonica (Winter, Spring blooming)
Height at Maturity:  8-15' depending on pruning
Width at Maturity:  5-8' depending on pruning
Spacing:  5' for solid hedges; 10'+ for space between
Flower Color:  White, Red, Light Pink, Pink, Rose Pink, Bicolor, Multicolor
Flower Size:  Large, 4"
Flowering Period:  Late Winter, Early Spring
Flower Type:  Semi Double to 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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