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AWARD WINNING KOREAN FIRE CAMELLIA

FEATURES:

  • Fiery shrub with a bright red floral statement
  • A bountiful blossoming flower with a deep yellow colored pistil appears in spring
  • Perfect for heavily shaded areas
  • Withstands extreme cold weather
  • Considered to have the most beautiful foliage out of any other camellia 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Mature Height: 10-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-8' wide
  • Exposure: Part Shade
  • Spacing: 5-8' apart

Korean Fire Camellia

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Camellia japonica 'Korean Fire'

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AWARD WINNING KOREAN FIRE CAMELLIA

FEATURES:

  • Fiery shrub with a bright red floral statement
  • A bountiful blossoming flower with a deep yellow colored pistil appears in spring
  • Perfect for heavily shaded areas
  • Withstands extreme cold weather
  • Considered to have the most beautiful foliage out of any other camellia 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Mature Height: 10-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-8' wide
  • Exposure: Part Shade
  • Spacing: 5-8' apart

Why plant Korean Fire Camellia?

The Korean Fire Camellia Shrubs are considered to be the most eye-pleasing over all other camellias. With many blossoms of deep reds surrounded by the green foliage, you can't go wrong with this shrub. The Korean Fire Camellia has been awarded the Gold Medal Plant Award by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society because of it's bight and bursting pops of color! They are truly one of the most captivating plants. Not only do they look good in your garden but also thrive in your home. With just a few clippings and a vase you can enjoy the Camellia's beauty everywhere.

The Camellias are a foreign-born species that have a genetic power to survive in extremely cold weather as they bloom early spring. These plants are perfect if your yard is under a dense tree canopy. Unlike other flower shrubs, Fire Camellias don't need a lot of sunlight to produce their beautiful bright red colors. Camellias will produce their eye-catching blooms over a long period of time in late season (March-May in the Northern Hemisphere; August-October in the Southern Hemisphere).

How to use Korean Fire Camellia in the landscape?

Fire Camellias are great in shaded areas. They also do well with other mixed shrub borders for dramatic winter blooms. They work seamlessly in woodland gardens, are great for screen planting for privacy hedging, simply on their own, or grown in large tubs/containers. Make sure to provide shelter from cold and dry winds as buds and flowers can be damaged by cold winds. Fire Camellias do need to be protected from periods of direct sun in the early mornings and the hot afternoon sun.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 6-9

How To Plant Korean Fire Camellia

When planting Camellias keep in mind they are slightly fragile shrubs. Make sure to provide shelter from cold and dry winds as buds and flowers can be damaged by cold winds. Fire Camellias also need to be protected from early morning bright sun and from direct hot summer afternoon sun. These plants are best grown in consistently moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained soil. Fire Camellias are susceptible to viruses, fungal diseases, leaf spots, anthracnose, petal blight, canker, and root rot. Common insects can also be a potential threat. Other than these precautions, Camellias are rather care-free when planted in a well picked plot.

How To Water

In your Fire Camellia's first year of growth, keep the soil moist about 2-3 inches down. After that, regular cycles of rainfall will be sufficient for your plant! Remember to keep your Camellia's soil moist without having it be soggy, they also prefer the soil to be well amended and loose to grow freely.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

How To Prune

Camellias don't require much pruning due to their unwavering natural beauty! But they will need some moderate pruning on occasion by removing any dead and broken branches, usually during mid-summer.


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