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Vestito Rosso® Camellia

Camellia japonica 'MonBella'

From the original Nuccio's Bella Rossa comes this unique beauty with glossy, midnight red new foliage. An abundance of perfectly formed crimson red flowers unfurl during the cool season when little else is in bloom. This prized specimen for landscape or container makes an elegant screen for shaded areas. Evergreen.
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Your climate might be too cold for this plant: 7


Filtered sun, Partial shade

Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; to 25 ft. tall with age.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Mid-Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches 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. Prune lightly to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

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