Cherry pink. Just that short description makes me want it! And the fact that it's blooming right now makes me glad I have it! What is it?
'Kanjiro' camellia. Beautiful green, glossy leaves. A bright pink bloom. Yellow stamens that the bees find irresistible.
Kanjiro grows in zones 7 through 10, to around 10 ft. tall. Mine was planted two years ago, and is over 4 ft. tall, placed in a spot I can see from my kitchen window. It's not going into my winter garden area, because I love being able to see its pretty blooms while I cook and clean (plus, I'm scared to transplant it).
The middle of the petals are a little lighter in color. Do you see it?
This bush is covered with blooms. It also has lots of buds left to open. I am surprised it has so many with the drought we had last year. I've read that Kanjiro is fairly tolerant of different moisture levels. Thank goodness!
I have several things blooming in the garden right now, but Kanjiro is the prettiest!