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Colonel Firey Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Colonel Firey'

Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #01671
8-10

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OVERVIEW
Description Spectacular, formal, dark red blooms that are very large in size brighten the garden from winter to mid-spring. Flowers make a great contrast with the glossy, dark green foliage. A prized plant for milder regions. Evergreen.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Winter through Mid-Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, or larger with age.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Espalier
Design Ideas This sharp red camellia deserves a place in high profile foundation plantings or around outdoor living spaces in the backyard. Use it against a bare wall where it has room to grow, spread and bloom properly. Makes a fine plant under large, old shade trees with filtered canopies. May be inserted into sideyards for short range window view or integrated into large shrub beds with other acid loving plants. Does exceptionally well beneath conifers where the acidic litter is most compatible.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Group this intense red camellia with earlier blooming Sasanqua Camellias and later blooming Ice Angel Camellias. It's a natural with other shade and acid loving plants in a woodland understory like Bleeding Heart, Lungwort, Hydrangea, and Coral Bells.
CARE
Care 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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.