• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry. Requires less water, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 to 8 feet. tall and wide in 10 years; to 25 ft tall with age.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Late winter to mid-spring.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kuh-MEE-lee-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
    Plant type:Shrub, Camellia
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 8 feet. tall and wide in 10 years; to 25 ft tall with age.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Late winter to mid-spring.
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil, slightly acidic soil, rich in organic matter. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prune to as needed shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry. Requires less water, once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This unique cultivar was discovered by a craftsman at Monrovia's Venice Hills Camellia Nursery in California in the early 2000's.