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Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope'

Bob Hope Camellia

Camellia

Comments

Stunning semi-double, deep red flowers with ruffled petals cover this upright shrub in late winter; lustrous, oval, evergreen leaves persist all year; provide rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soil; a prized variety for milder regions

Description

Stunning semi-double, deep red flowers with ruffled petals cover this upright shrub in late winter; lustrous, oval, evergreen leaves persist all year; provide rich, acidic, moist, well-drained soil; a prized variety for milder regions

Landscape Attributes

Bob Hope Camellia is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bob Hope Camellia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Bob Hope Camellia will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

Light Requirement:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

10 feet

10 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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