Camellia sasanqua Green 02-003' PP24538

October Magic® Ruby™ Camellia

$29.30 | 3 G | 82 Avail. | $29.30

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb



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Ruby Camellia is a compact dwarf evergreen shrub with a rounded habit and super glossy leaves that stay deep green year-round.  Heavy blooms of large, fully double ruby-red flowers appear in fall which attracts butterflies.  Best blooms occur in partial sun and acidic, well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

3' - 4’ 

Spread: 

4’ - 5’

Spacing: 

4’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

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 AreasScreening, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Aster, Fern, Forsythia

 

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