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Debutante CamelliaCamellia japonica 'Debutante'

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Debutante CamelliaCamellia japonica 'Debutante'

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Debutante Camellia Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Plant in an area that gets full to partial sun (4-8 hours of sunlight daily) and has well-draining soil.

plant watering

Watering Water regularly to keep the soil moist about 2 to 3 inches down.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing Fertilize in the spring after the flowers have dropped using a soluble fertilizer for acid-loving plants. Feed once or twice a month in spring and mid-summer.

Early Spring Blooms That Last for Months

Why Debutante Camellias?

Impressive 4-inch, peony-like pink blooms set the Debutante Camellia apart, starting in fall lasting all the way to early spring!

Plus, these large, explosive blooms cover the Debutante when other plants are dormant. Because the Debutante is easy to grow, with drought tolerance and hardiness down to 10 degrees, it offers extra color without the work. Despite its delicate, fragrant blooms, the Camellia requires little attention to reach maturity, thriving on little water and surviving a late or early frost with ease.

And its evergreen foliage makes it well-suited for privacy screens. Not only will you get eye-catching blooms that are sure to get the neighbors’ attention, but you’ll also get deep, vibrant green hedging for colorful borders that block out unsightly areas. It even adapts well to partial sun and some shade, thriving where other blooming varieties won’t.

Why is Better

First, you won’t find a healthier Camellia at your local nursery or big-box store. Because we’ve planted, nurtured and shipped your Debutante with meticulous care, you get a healthy, better-developed root system, ready to thrive at your home and burst with color and growth quickly.

And when you buy our larger sizes, you can get the explosive color, fragrance, and privacy growth of the Debutante as soon as the first season.

Plant the Debutante at any time of year…and receive the incomparably fragrant, vivid blossoms for yourself. Don’t wait – get your Debutante Camellia today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Well-drained soil and full to partial shade (this means very little direct sunlight): That’s all your Debutante needs to thrive. Aside from that, try to plant the Camellia in a location that offers some protection during the extra cold winds of winter. We also recommend planting during the fall or winter seasons.

Once you’ve selected your location, dig a planting hole that is twice the diameter of the root ball and just as deep. Then, fill the hole, tamp the soil down around the roots to remove air pockets, and water the plant thoroughly to help settle the soil. Finally, apply a 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant to keep the area moist and deter weed growth.

2. Watering: Keep the soil moist for the first year of growth – generally, this means watering about once or twice weekly. Take care not to oversaturate the soil, but if you’re not sure when to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 2 to 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water.

3. Fertilizing: Fertilize your tree in the spring after the flowers have dropped – ideally using a soluble fertilizer once or twice a month in spring and mid-summer.

4. Pruning: Though the Debutante rarely requires pruning, you may remove any broken or damaged branches after summer flowering. Also, thinning out the interior branches and shortening the lower limbs will encourage upright growth.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 8-12 ft.
Mature Width: 6-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Camellia japonica 'Debutante'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR,TX
Grows Well In Zones: 7-10 outdoors
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7-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

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Beautiful trees and looking forward to the blooms in late fall/winter

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Debutante Camelia

I am happy with the plants that I purchased on this website. They arrive very well packed and in great health. I follow the instructions for its cultivation and care and so far it has been excellent. My Camellia plant comes happy and beautiful. I recommend buying on this website.

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The plants form Fastgrowing Trees are always beautiful.

I love all the plants I have gotten from Fast Growing Trees.

Elizabeth W.
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Beautiful bush

I received my plants quickly. The camellia was larger than I expected and in great condition. It had several buds on it and some were completely open. A very healthy plant!

Barbara M.
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Stunning flowering bush!

When delivered, the plant had buds on it. One has bloomed since them and is just beautiful. Very happy with purchase!