Vigorous, upright evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and semi-double, rosy red, scented flowers in fall to winter. Prefers warm, sunny site and well drained neutral/acid soil.
Border, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden. Plant in mass in a woodland setting for best effect at a distance. Works wonderful in an Asian design or up close to your outdoor living area in beds, containers or foundation plantings. Can be trained as an espalier to soften retaining and privacy walls.
Camellias like slightly acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. A site in part shade and not in afternoon sun is preferred. They also like a somewhat sheltered site, as rain, snow and wind spoil the flowers. Regular mulching conserves moisture around their shallow roots. Avoid excessive cultivation. Pruning is usually only necessary for removing dead, damaged of diseased wood.