Tom Knudsen Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Tom Knudsen'

SKU
02004
Spectacular, dark red, formal blooms accented by deep red veining. The stunning early to mid-season flowers create a dazzling contrast to the glossy, dark green foliage. A prized plant for milder regions. A wonderful flowering evergreen for use in woodland borders, foundation plantings, or as a hedge plant.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

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 MaturityModerate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; slowly larger with age.
Bloom TimeFall through Winter
Design IdeasBe 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Maple (Acer); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)

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

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

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