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Camellia japonica 'Lady Campbell'

Camellia 'Lady Campbell', 'Lady Campbell' Camellia, Camellia 'Campbellii', Camellia 'Black Beauty', Camellia 'Goddess of Fire', Camellia 'Red Queen', Camellia 'Margharita', Spring Blooming Camellias, Camellia Hybrids, Late Season Camellias


Compact and vigorous, Camellia 'Lady Campbell' is an eye-catching Japanese camellia with masses of medium-sized, bright red, rose-form flowers, 3-4 in. wide (7-10 cm) in late season (March - May in the northern hemisphere; August - October in the southern hemisphere). The blooms contrast beautifully with the evergreen foliage of oval, glossy, dark green leaves. 

  • This shrub enjoys an upright, bushy form and grows up to 6-7 ft. tall and wide (180-210 cm)
  • A part shade to full shade lover, this plant is best grown in consistently moist, acidic, organically richwell-drained soils. Provide a site sheltered from cold, dry winds as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds. Protect from early morning sun and from direct hot summer afternoon sun.
  • Camellias are susceptible to some viruses and fungal diseases including leaf spots, anthracnose, black mold, petal blight, canker and root rot. Watch also for aphids, planthoppers and spider mites.
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders for dramatic winter blooms. Great flowering shrub for woodland gardens or as screen and hedge. Perfect as a specimen plant and may be effectively grown in tubs or large containers.
  • Apply a root mulch (leaves or shredded bark)
  • Prune after flowering. Prune to thin branching and to control size and shape.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Camellias
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6' – 7' (180cm – 210cm)
Spread 6' – 7' (180cm – 210cm)
Spacing 72" – 84" (180cm – 210cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Camellias
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6' – 7' (180cm – 210cm)
Spread 6' – 7' (180cm – 210cm)
Spacing 72" – 84" (180cm – 210cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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