Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 10-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- CAMELLIA japonica 'Victory White'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, TN, TX
A Hardier, Stronger Take on the April Snow
Effortless elegance. Garden gleam and opulence with ease are one in the same when it comes to the stunning Victory White Camellia. A stronger, hardier variety of the fan-favorite April Snow, Victory White simply wows.
It’s one of the hardiest Camellias on the market, able to thrive in difficult conditions and impress, month to month. This mid-to-late season bloomer imparts bold yet subdued vibes, with large, semi-double florals that wow in white. Loose, fluttery petals impress on its superb silhouette.
Even better? The Victory White’s high drought tolerance means easy, hassle-free adaptability – despite the cool, dry weather it may encounter. Its dense, upright growth takes hold in some of the most difficult weather. And though the Victory White thrives best in shaded or partially shaded areas, its aromatic, artful florals impart a graceful show in an array of conditions.
Beauty and strength in bloom is synonymous with the Victory White Camellia. Although its main attraction is its eye-catching peony-like, pure white blooms, its dark and glossy green leaves offer a healthful, rich look you’ll love. The Victory White offers the best of both worlds, all in one.
Best of all, because the Victory White produces both luscious blooms and vividly-hued green leaves, it doubles as a privacy screen and your own yard-bound flower shop. Clip off your favorite, fresh florals and bring them inside for centerpieces, gifts and more. Plus, they’re wonderful when planted and placed by the patio, pool or porch since their sweet scent enchants year after year.
Rare and ravishing, this cold-hardy Camellia makes the most luxuriant landscape statement, so it’s in high demand. Order your Victory White Camellia today!
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Planting & Care
One of the cold hardiest, strongest Camellia cultivars available, the Victory White Camellia is typically grown in USDA growing zones 6-9, but it can be successfully container-grown in colder areas. Delivering large, semi-double blooms juxtaposed against thick, glossy foliage, the Victory White is delicate, drought tolerant and durable, though proper care is important. Check out the below for planting tips and care for your Victory White.
Ground directions: Test your soil with a pH meter before planting, since the soil for your Victory White should be non-alkaline.
1) Select a site with well-drained but moist soil. Any standing water should be avoided. Camellias are susceptible to root rot, so proper soil and afternoon shade are good for protecting your new plant.
2) Dig your hole around 2 inches shorter than the depth of the root ball and 2 feet wider than the width of the root ball. This allows space for the roots to spread out while keeping the top of the root ball above the hole’s rim. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole with a gardening claw or rake to make it easier for the roots to expand.
3) During planting, you can provide more nutrients with peat moss, compost or humus.
4) Place your Victory White Camellia on top of the loosened soil – the top of your root ball should stick out of the hole slightly. Backfill your hole carefully with the enriched soil until the root system is completely covered, then mound the soil over the top. Tamp down the topsoil gently to stabilize your new plant.
5) Prepare a circular ridge of soil 2-3 feet away from the shrub of the Camellia and press down firmly – this will keep your soil from washing away.
6) Water your Victory White Camellia thoroughly but do not leave your plant in standing water. You’ll want to water regularly until the roots are better established, then soak the plant once a week to encourage deeper root growth. Adding mulch around your camellia will help the soil retain moisture, regulate temperature and prevent the growth of weeds.
Potting directions: Victory White Camellias can thrive in pots but may require a little extra care for growth and flowering. They may require repotting every 2-3 years since the soil becomes depleted and heavy after approximately 3 years.
1) Your container should have adequate drainage. Lining the bottom of your container with 2 to 3 inches of gravel will help keep your roots from getting waterlogged. Ensure that the bottom of your container has drainage holes as well.
2) Different types of soil will affect how quickly water drains. Use a fast-draining soil mix that’s specific for container use and amend commercial mixes with finely composted pine tree bark or similar organic materials.
3) Make sure that your plant your Victory White as deeply as it was planted in its shipped container. Avoid covering any surface roots and leave your soil level around 2 inches lower than the rim of your pot.
Feel the soil under the layer of mulch every few days. If the soil is dry, gently water your Victory White Camellia with a few gallons of water and allow the water to soak into the soil as you pour. If you planted your Victory White during the warmer season, you may need to monitor the moisture daily. In cooler, moist weather, you may be able to avoid watering your Victory White for weeks.
Increase your watering during blooming season to encourage fuller blossoms. Overwatering must be avoided, however, since this can lead to root rot.
Potted camellias should be watered as needed. Use your finger to probe the soil and monitor the soil’s moistness. Always allow your soil surface to dry before watering, and water your Victory White until you see water draining from the pot’s drainage holes at the bottom.
Fertilize your Victory White during the spring, after the flowers have dropped. Do not fertilize sick or distressed plants, or when temperatures are above 90 degrees F. This can result in leaf burning.
A slow-release fertilizer like Osmocote or Dynamite is useful if you would like to fertilize your Victory White less frequently. The label on your chosen fertilizer will show how much fertilizer is needed based on the size of your plant.
After your Victory White’s blooming season has ended, you’ll want to remove any dead or weak wood. Thin out excessive growth to make room for next year’s flower buds and shorten lower limbs to encourage more upright growth. Prune the thicker areas on the stems, which will mark where the prior year’s growth ended.
Pruning above the Victory White’s growth scar can help motivate dormant buds to form below. Remove crossing branches to avoid scraping wounds – your Victory White should be pruned enough that it allows birds to fly freely through its silhouette. Thinning the center of the canopy improves air circulation, preventing sooty mold and petal blight.
For your potted Victory White Camellias, prune your stems back hard in the spring season after flowering. The buds form on the tips of the newer branches, so pruning will keep them to a more manageable size and encourage more branching.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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 $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|