Colonel Firey Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Colonel Firey'
|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.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|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.|
|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||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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