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Early Wonder® Camellia

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The large, double-bloom flowers of the Early Wonder® Camellia may stop you in your tracks. The rosy-pink flowers are absolutely stunning and are contrasted by dark green foliage with subtly serrated edges and a leathery texture. This upright plant, also known as Camellia japonica 'Early Autumn,' offers year-round appeal. It starts to bloom in the fall, with flowers lasting throughout the winter and into the spring in mild climates.

Use the Early Wonder® Camellia as a mass planting or hedge to make a bold statement or let the striking beauty shine through by using this plant as an accent or a specimen planting. This tree-like shrub can grow rather large and reach heights of 6 to 8 feet, so plant it in an area that can accommodate a large plant and ensure it will not block light or interfere with other nearby plants. This flowering beauty is a perennial in USDA zones 7 through 9.

Early Wonder® Camellia Plant Care

This plant needs at least 3 to 4 hours of direct sunlight to thrive, so select a spot that receives full sun to part shade. Plant in a well-draining, slightly acidic soil. Amend the soil with organic material like compost to help give the plant an extra boost of nutrition. The Early Wonder® Camellia has medium water needs, and let the top few inches of the soil completely dry out before giving the plant water when it is blooming. 

Fertilize in the spring using a slow-release acidic plant food or an organic acidic plant fertilizer. This plant generally maintains a neat appearance but trim back any overgrowth or damaged sections in the spring.

Early Wonder® Camellia Plant Spacing

If using Early Wonder® Camellia to create a hedge or a wall of greenery, space plants as close as 3 feet apart. Plants can be spaced further apart if that fits your landscape and the look you want to achieve. Mature Early Wonder® Camellia will be 6 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide.

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.