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CAMELLIA 'Two Marthas'

Image of Camellia 'Two Marthas'

Family

Theaceae

Botanical Name

CAMELLIA 'Two Marthas'

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Camellia, Two Marthas Camellia

General Description

Camellia ‘Two Marthas’ is a hybrid developed by Dr. William Ackerman of the United States National Arboretum and is more heat and sun tolerant than most camellias. Two Marthas has an upright to spreading form, dark green, oval-shaped, evergreen leaves and a profusion of semi-double flowers in the later winter. The color of the flowers is pink, the individual petals are rose pink with dark pink around the edge and in the center is a mass of yellow-gold stamens.

Camellias grow best when planted in well-drained, acidic soils. Most varieties prefer to be protected from strong sun and heat, at least while young. Camellias take a long time to establish, sometimes years and regular applications of water during this period help to produce a strong plant. After establishment, most camellias are moderately drought tolerant. Mulch camellias well to keep the roots cool and fertilize regularly.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Broadleaf Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6'-12' / 1.8m - 3.7m

  • Width

    3'-12' / 0.9m - 3.7m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Fall, Early Winter, Winter, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Screening / Wind Break, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No