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Camellia japonica 'Kuro Delight'

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Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kuro Delight

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral RosemaryK On Dec 3, 2011, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

C. japonica 'Kuro Tsubaki' X C. japonica 'Variety Z." Slow spreading growth of average density is reported. peachlike leaves. Flowers are large, maroon red,semi-double to peony. Very long blooming season from early March to May. Ackerman identifies it as cold hardy to -15 F. in test gardens.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Norristown, Pennsylvania



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