Glen 40 Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Glen 40'
|Description||Spectacular, deep red, formal double blooms are displayed against glossy, dark green foliage. Colorful accent for the shade. A prized plant of the milder regions of the U.S. Use as a stand-alone statement or massed for a flowering privacy screen. Blooms winter to mid-spring, depending on climate. 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||Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, larger with age.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Be 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Astilbe (Astilbe)|
|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. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
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