October Magic® Ruby™ Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'Green 02-003' PP24538

Ruby has the dense semi-dwarf nature of ‘Shi-Shi-Gashira’ but a softer appearance in the landscape. Blooms heavily throughout fall. Small Christmas red, fully double blooms decorate the deep olive green, super glossy foliage on this compact plant.

Bloom/Feature

Small christmas red, fully double blooms in fall

Plant Type

PreviewShrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

USDA Zones

7, 8, 9

Zone Detail

0°F

Key Features

Compact Habit

Flowering Season

Fall

Use

Accent, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Planting

Exposure

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil with rich organic matter

Fertilizer

Feed throughout growing season

Dimensions

3-4' H x 4-5' W

Pruning

Shape in early spring before first flush

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants
  • Fertilize October through November