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Vestito Rosso® Camellia

Camellia japonica 'MonBella'

Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #07112

Good to grow! 8

Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Winter to Mid-Spring
Mature Size Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; to 25 ft. tall with age.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Container, Hedge
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Burgundy
Companion Plants Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Maple (Acer); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)
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. Prune lightly to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.

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