A March ‘Coral Delight’

Camellia 'Coral Delight' (C. japonica x C. saluenensis)

Along the northern side of the house the hellebores suddenly have a riotously colorful companion.  The Camellia ‘Coral Delight’ is in full bloom today.

With semi-double blooms of intense dark coral and featuring yellow stamens this is a standout evergreen shrub. It is slow-growing with a mature height and width of 6-8 feet. This particular one is barely 4 feet tall after 9 years, but for a few weeks every spring it puts on a gorgeous display.

I never can predict when this camellia will open and once again, it fooled me. It beat last year’s opening date of March 20 by sixteen days.

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