Colonel Firey Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Colonel Firey'

Spectacular, formal, dark red blooms that are very large in size. Flowers make a great contrast with the glossy, dark green foliage. A prized plant for milder regions. Mid to late season bloomer. Evergreen.
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8 - 10

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Filtered sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, or larger with age.
Bloom TimeWinter through Mid-Spring
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureTolerates Acidic Soil, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 10

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