Tom Knudsen Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Tom Knudsen'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; slowly larger with age.|
|Bloom Time||Fall through Winter|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Lily 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