Camellia japonica 'Professor Charles S Sargent'

Professor Sargent Camellia

$30.60 | 3 G | 50 Avail. | $30.60

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb



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Professor Sargent Camellia is a tall long-blooming evergreen shrub with an upright habit and glossy leaves that stay dark green year-round.  Large fragrant anemone-formed dark red flowers with dense petals that curl inward bloom in fall into spring attracting butterflies.  Best blooms occur in partial sun and acidic, well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

8’ - 12’

Spread: 

6’ - 10’

Spacing: 

8’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

Spring, FallYear-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: Honeysuckle, Japanese Painted Fern, Astilbe

 

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