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Nuccio's Bella Rossa Camellia
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- Rich red blooms
- Pairs well with azaleas
- Long bloom season
Weight: 12 lbs
Container Size: 5 gallon
About This Plant
Up to 240 inches
Up to 96 inches
Flowering, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Firescaping
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionKeep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Feed with acidic fertilizer after flowering in late winter or early spring. Prune lightly to maintain shape in spring to early summer.
Effort of Care
Organically rich, acidic, well-drained soils.
This plant grows best in filtered sun.
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Disease and Pests
Petal blight, canker disease, leaf gall, root rot, scale bugs, sooty mold are all potential problems.
USDA Hardiness Zone