Spellbound Camellia

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Prepare to be spellbound! The magical Spellbound Camellia bush (Camellia japonica 'Spellbound') is an absolutely gorgeous flowering ornamental shrub featuring deep coral-pink blooms that are reminiscent of Rugosa Roses! And they're surprisingly just as fragrant too! The ruffled semi-double layer of anemone-form petals show off their golden centers where bees will be found happily rummaging through for pollen and nectar!

Spellbound is a broad-leaved evergreen shrub with glossy pointed leaves that grow into a densely packed, well-rounded bush! Blooming when southern gardens need it most, the flowers arrive in the late winter to early spring months, feeding early emerging butterflies and hummingbirds gearing up to migrate north!

Camellia are hardy throughout USDA growing zones 8 to 10 and are easy-to-grow broadleaved evergreens reaching about 6 - 8 feet in height and 5 - 7 feet in width. Not the fastest growing, Camellias are in it for the long haul and that just means less maintenance for you!

Planting and Application:

Spellbound Camellia lights up the mixed shrub hedge and shaded woodland border garden with their enchantingly fragrant deep pink blooms. The glossy evergreen foliage provides year-round screening and privacy too! Go ahead and envelop your yard in scented tranquility!

With a bit of pruning for size, these ornamental flowering shrubs will become your new foundation hedge! Or let them grow into their natural form without pruning and create outdoor garden rooms where you can relax without prying eyes in the shade!

Perfect specimens for anchoring garden beds, softening the corner of your home or an outbuilding, or standing as a unique winter flowering specimen front and center in your front yard landscaping, Spellbound will enchant everyone who sees it!

With a little effort and pruning, you can transform it into a lovely small accent tree with a multi-stemmed trunk and rounded canopy! Snip a few blossoms for a bouquet or float a few of these lovely blooms in a bubble bowl to perfume your indoor spaces too!

  • Bright Coral-Pink Tousseled Semi-Double Blooms & Golden Centers
  • Loosely Arranged Fragrant Petals!
  • Glossy Pointed Broad-Leaf Evergreen Leaves
  • Pollinator Favorites & Scented Cut Flowers
  • Ornamental Flowering Hedges, Specimens, Large Planters & Fragrant Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Camellias are not difficult to grow! Preferring rich, acidic soils and soils that are gorged with enriched compost and rich humus. For best results, provide afternoon shade or dappled partial sun locations, but these flowering shrubs will grow in full shade (but you'll see fewer blossoms). Provide regular moisture, and supplemental moisture during drought to keep them looking their best. Add a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch, especially for younger plants to provide root shading and keep them cool as a cucumber! Any pruning for size control and shaping should be done after the flowers fade and new growth begins in the spring.

In areas with high deer pressure, it's recommended to spray your plant with deer repellant from day one and keep spraying according to product directions to train the deer in your area to avoid this plant entirely!

  • Full Shade, Afternoon Shade & Partial Sun
  • Enriched Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Mulched Beds & Humusy Moist Soil
  • Prune After Flowering In Early Spring
  • Easy to Grow!

Spellbound Camellia bushes will cast their spell on you and your garden for years to come! Order this temptress today from Nature Hills Nursery - Your expert source for flowering shrubs!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Spellbound Camellia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8 - 10
Growing Zones 8 - 10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Camellia japonica 'Spellbound'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
Mature Spread 5 - 7 Feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Pink
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes