Bob Hope Camillia - questions
I'm thinking of planting my first camillia bush and found a Bob Hope camillia at Lowes. The tag said it gets 6-10 feet tall and 3-6 feet wide. I'm hoping it will get at least 8 feet, and I don't want it wider than about 4 or 5 feet at the base. Does anyone know their mature size and how fast they grow? (I live in Texas) If it doesn't get very tall, I may exchange it for a taller variety but since the taller ones also get wider, I thought I'd try to trim it up as a tree. Do camillias look good trimmed as trees? Also, when do the Bob Hope camillias bloom, and are they hard to grow? I'd love to see pictures of the whole bush if anyone has any to share.