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Nuccio's Bella Rossa Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Bella Rosa'
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POS ID: 105404
An abundance of formal, four-inch, crimson red blooms open slowly over a long period for an especially long bloom season. Even young plants show an extra heavy bud set. Looks right at home in Asian gardens when massed or as a specimen in a container. Glossy, dark green foliage makes this a prized plant for the milder regions. Evergreen.
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5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Rich red blooms
  • Pairs well with azaleas
  • Long bloom season

Details

An abundance of formal, four-inch, crimson red blooms open slowly over a long period for an especially long bloom season. Even young plants show an extra heavy bud set. Looks right at home in Asian gardens when massed or as a specimen in a container. Glossy, dark green foliage makes this a prized plant for the milder regions. Evergreen.

Weight: 28 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 240 inches

Mature Width

Up to 96 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Firescaping

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Winter

Bloom Color

Red

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If 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 Description
Keep 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

Moderate

Soil Type

Organically rich, acidic, well-drained soils.

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant grows best in filtered sun.

Water Needs

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

8

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