Tricolor Siebold Camellia
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Tricolor Siebold Camellia

Tricolor Siebold Camellia

$67
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Camellia X  'Tricolor Siebold'

 

What do you get when you cross a camellia and a candy cane? A weird-tasting snack yes, but also the unique 'Tricolor Siebold' camellia!  According to historical record, this cultivar was brought from Japan to Europe by Franz Von Siebold in 1829. It has had real staying power, probably due to its stunning 4" flowers and tolerance of heat and humidity. This cultivar reaches a mature height between 8 and 10 feet and width of 4 to 6 feet, and blooms open from December to March. Its evergreen foliage and dense, substantial size make it suitable for a screen or as a visual anchor in a large shade bed. Flower shading can vary slightly, but is usually white with red stripes.

 

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they prefer less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 10'
Mature Width: 6'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they prefer less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.