Camellia japonica ‘Guest Star’

Camellia japonica ‘Guest Star’

‘Guest Star’ was introduced by J.R. Moore of Hampton, Virginia in 1974, and it is now becoming extremely popular with camellia gardeners. The medium size formal double flower usually blooms winter through early spring, but we even have had flowers blooming as early as late November. The plant is dense and upright with beautiful dark green foliage. We think that ‘Guest Star’ is an excellent addition to the garden.

  • Species: Japonica
  • Bloom Color: Blush pink with deeper pink edges
  • Bloom Size: Medium
  • Bloom Form: Formal Double
  • Bloom Season: Winter to Spring
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Growth Rate: Vigorous
  • Maintainable Height: 5-6 feet
  • Maintainable Width: 3-4 feet
  • Light Preferences: Filtered shade
  • Plant Uses: Accent plant, container plant, foundation planting, and short screens or hedges
  • Special Characteristics: Beautiful
  • Climate Zone Recommendations for Outdoor Planting: 7,8,9