- USDA Hardiness Zones 7-10
- Height 4-5 Feet Tall
- Spread 3-4 Feet Wide
- Partial Sun
No southern garden is complete without a camellia or two, and Stephanie Gold is one is to die for. It’s loaded with hot-pink, semi-double flowers that have a golden cup of stamens at each center and is definitely a shrub you can see from far away when it blooms late in the year, October through November. Its lustrous dark evergreen leaves create the perfect backdrop for the stunning blooms, so it makes a terrific addition to the shrub border or as a foundation plant in full sun to dappled shade.
The blossoms are lovely as a cut flower, either on the branches in an arrangement or you can float several in a bowl where you can enjoy their delicate beauty up close. When not in bloom, you can cut branches of the leathery foliage and add them to holiday decorations or to bouquets year-round.
Stephanie Gold Camellia Care
Camellias do great in part shade locations, but they will take full sun as long as you provide regular watering. They appreciate evenly moist, well-draining acid soils. If your soil is not very acidic, you can add a commercial soil acidifier each year, as well as a balanced granular fertilizer formulated for broadleaf evergreens. Camellias generally need no pruning if you give them enough room to reach their mature size. The occasional dead or wayward branch can be snipped off as needed, but save any major pruning for spring so you don’t cut off the flower buds.
Stephanie Gold Camellia Spacing
Stephanie Gold camellia works well in garden beds mixed with other shrubs or perennials. It can also be planted in large containers to adorn a walkway or door. When planting in beds, give it enough room so that it can reach maturity comfortably, as it gets 4-5 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. If you are planting more than one, you can plant them closer—1.5 to 2 feet on center—so they fill in and create a mass.
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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.
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
Time of Order:
- 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.