Abut Camellia japonica ‘Monke’ (Swan Lake™ Camellia)
If it was the first day of Spring you could easily catch these showy flowers in full bloom. With a blooming season from Winter through mid-Spring, Camellia japonica ‘Monke’ makes a beautiful statement showcasing its large peony-like flowers. Growing as big as 3-5″ in size, its flowers make great additions to indoor table arrangements for those who enjoy freshly cut flowers. As a moderate grower this shrubs reaches an average mature landscape size of six to eight feet wide by six to eight feet tall.
Care and planting instructions
Plant Camellia japonica ‘Monke’ in an area that received filtered sun exposure using well draining soil. Water regularly, especially during period of extreme heat. This plant calls for light pruning as needed to keep the desired shape and it is suggested that pruning take place after the flowers have finished blooming.
Landscape design ideas
Swan Lake Camellia can be grown as a privacy screen or grouped with a variety of colorful perennials.