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Camellia japonica 'Blood of China'

Blood of China Camellia

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Blood of China Camellia is a neat full-sized evergreen shrub with a bushy habit.  Its glossy evergreen leaves stay deep green year-round.  Blood of China Camellia has fragrant semi-double to loose peony shaped deep red flowers with contrasting yellow stamen that blooms from winter into late spring  attracting butterflies.  Best blooms occur in partial sun and acidic, well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

10’ - 12’

Spread: 

6’ - 8’

Spacing: 

7’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SpringYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium maintenance. Too much water retention can increase susceptibility to fungal diseases, including root rot, black mold, blight, canker, anthracnose, and leaf spots.  Watch for aphids and spider mites.   Yellowing leaves indicate acidity too low. Fertilize monthly in spring and summer. If desired, remove all but one bud from each cluster to increase the size of the flower. Prune immediately after flowering.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasScreeningFoundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  AzaleaAstilbeHosta

 IMAGES: Kati TuomaalaRoses (151468475)CC BY-SA 3.0, (2) juantiaguesCamelia1538 (6970796825)CC BY-SA 2.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.


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