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NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week, Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011

NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week
By Head Gardener, George Reis
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Camellia 'April Remembered' (Camellia japonica 'April Remembered') at Coles Sports Center, 181 Mercer Street (map).

If you need a reminder that spring is actually here despite the cold snap we're having, look no further than the Japanese Camellias just starting to flower on the north side of the entrance to Coles Sports Center.  We typically think of Camellias as plants suited for warmer climates (The American Camellia Society is based in Georgia), but hybridizing  has resulted in a great variety of hardier Camellias like this cultivar named 'April Remembered' planted at Coles in the spring of 2006.  Their glossy, evergreen foliage and huge blooms make Camellias a standout in the garden, great for an informal hedge or even a focal point.  Camellias prefer filtered sun, so they're a good choice for a spot under trees like the oaks at Coles.  Their roots need to be kept on the cool side with plenty of mulch, and they like acidic soils.  With a little care, Camellias offer some big rewards!

Previous Plants of the Week:

Japanese Maple

Mar 22, 2011
Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku') at Glucksman Ireland House


Mar 18, 2011
NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week---Witch-hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia) at #2 Washington Square Village Lobby Garden. (interior of Washington Square Village, W 3rd Street just west of Mercer)

Crocus Species

Mar 8, 2011
Crocus species mix on Bleecker Street side of NYU Coles Sports Center

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