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Purple Dawn Camellia Japonica  - 1 Gallon Pot
The Purple Dawn Camellia is prized for its large, 5 inch diameter formal double flowers with deep pink petals that appear as though they've been airbrushed purple around the edges. The flower buds begin opening in late winter and continue well in to spring. For those who love bold and uniquely beautiful flowers, Purple Dawn is a must have for the garden. Get all the details below!

Purple Dawn Camellia Japonica - 1 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 1 GALLON POT
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1 $38.97
2 - 3 $36.63
4+ $34.49
Purple Dawn Camellia Japonica
Camellia japonica 'Purple Dawn'

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

The Purple Dawn Camellia is prized for its large, 5 inch, formal double deep pink flowers that look as though they've been spray painted around the edges with purple. The flower buds open in late winter and continue well in to spring. For those who love bold and uniquely beautiful flowers, Purple Dawn 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, Purple Dawn 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:  Deep Pink with Purple edges
Flower Size:  Large, 5"
Flowering Period:  Late Winter, Early Spring
Flower Type:  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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