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Bob Hope Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope'

SKU
01610
Large, deep red, semi-double flowers add early season color to shady areas. Excellent as a stand-alone statement or massed for a flowering privacy screen. Blooms in winter in warmer climates, early spring in cooler regions. Evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; larger with age.
Bloom TimeWinter to Early Spring
Design IdeasBe sure to keep this beauty in viewing distance in patio beds, containers or decorating the foundation plantings around your house. Great as an espalier to cover walls. If set back in a woodland setting, plant in mass and complement with low growing perennials. A wonderful specimen in Asian gardens and believed to bring wealth if planted at the entrance to your home, as are other red flowering plants.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFiltered sun
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsPlant close to your outdoor living area with Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Iris. In a more natural woodland setting, combine with the airy foliage of Bamboo, Heavenly Bamboo and Lily of the Valley. Early blooming deciduous trees like Cherry and Dogwood offer the needed filtered shade and ground hugging perennials such as Fumewort, Coral Bells, and Clematis offer interest and color throughout all layers of the garden.

Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Prune lightly to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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