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botanical name:
Camellia japonica 'Carter's Sunburst'
Camellia japonica 'Carter's Sunburst' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Very attractive large semi-double or peony form, to formal double flowers, pale pink striped and flecked with deeper pink. The different flower forms can be produced at the same time on one plant. Glossy dark green foliage and a dense bushy habit. Flowers in February and March.

cultivation:
Acid, well drained, humus-rich soil and a sheltered, shady position. Best in a mild location.

propagation:
From cuttings or by layering

other notes:
Raised by Nuccio's Nurseries, USA, 1958, introduced 1959. A seedling of 'Aspasia Macarthur'.

RHS AGM

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