Silver Waves Camellia (Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’)

Silver Waves Camellia

Shining and fluttering white petals, the Silver Waves Camellia (Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’) will brighten the partial shade garden with silvery semi-double blooms and a bullseye of bright yellow stamens. These are broad-leaved evergreen shrubs with attractive glossy, deep green foliage and a dense, bushy form that fills large areas in beauty all year long!

The elegant flowers not only will draw you into each bloom as it opens but so will every bee and beneficial pollinator drop by your yard, seeking out a nectar-rich winter meal! Flowering in the winter and sometimes lasting until spring, the long-lasting flowers are abundant and stand out against the dark green leaves!

Silver Waves Camellia bushes are heat and humidity tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 9 and can reach a lovely 6-10 foot tall size, with a slightly smaller spread. You can train these broad-leaved evergreens into any size or shape needed with some annual pruning.

Planting and Application:

Silver Waves Camellia brightens the shady mixed shrub border and shines at the edge of the woods! The white blooms really show off in groupings and rows as property definition and year-round privacy hedges. A must-have for a Moon Garden as a tall accent shrub!

Enhance your home’s foundation planting or soften the look of a fenceline or rock wall, Camellia are wonderful back-of-the-border and backdrop flowering ornamentals! A single planting creates an incredible specimen or focal point anywhere in the dappled shade garden! Create a tree-form specimen or leave it bushy for privacy, or go over the top and create an Espalier living wall or outdoor room!

  • Silvery-White Semi-Double Blooms
  • Glossy Green Broad-Leaved Evergreen Foliage
  • Pollinator-Friendly
  • Blooms Mid-Winter to Spring
  • Hedges, Screening, Winter Interest & Specimens!

Tips for Care:

Camellia are flowering shrubs that do best in partial shade – either morning sun and afternoon shade, or all-day dappled shade. Plant in organically enriched, well-drained soil that has consistent, moderate moisture availability. Appreciating slightly acidic soil and a 3-4 inch layer of pine bark mulch over their root systems, Camellia should only be pruned right after they flower, or you will not see blooms next winter! Deer tend to avoid these plants unless desperate. For best results, protect from excessively sunny or windy/exposed sites.

  • Part Sun/Partial Shade
  • Regular Moisture Needs & Appreciates Mulch
  • Any Slightly Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Immediately After Flowering
  • Seldom Bothered by Deer

Pretty as a picture, the Silver Waves Camellia brings silvery white petals to the warm climate winter gardens plus steady evergreen glossy foliage all year round!

Silver Waves Camellia (Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’) Details

Common name Silver Waves Camellia
Botanical name Camellia japonica 'Silver Waves'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 7-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 6 - 10 ft.
Width 6 - 8 ft.
Sunlight Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color White