Kramer's Supreme Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme'
Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
|Description||Deep red buds open to magnificent peony-like, rosy-red flowers with a delightful fragrance. The mid-season blooms create a dazzling contrast against the glossy, dark green foliage, brightening lightly shaded settings. Stunning in woodland borders and foundation plantings, or as a hedge. An old favorite for milder regions of the U.S. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; slowly grows larger with age.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||A must for Asian or woodland garden settings under large, old shade trees with filtered canopies. Plant as a backdrop in mixed beds or as a foundation plant in high visibility areas. Dress up a wall or garage as a shrub or train as an espalier for a formal look.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Microlepia); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Shelter in harsh winter climates. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Prune lightly to shape and apply an acid fertilizer after flowering.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
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