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Black Magic Camellia Japonica - 3 Gallon Pot
A vigorous grower and truly remarkable Camellia, 'Black Magic' boasts large, almost artificial looking, super-glossy semi-double flowers with black-veined, wavy deep red petals that surround contrasting bright yellow center stamens. Get all the details below!

Black Magic Camellia Japonica - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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Black Magic Camellia Japonica
Camellia japonica 'Black Magic'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Camellia variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

A vigorous grower and truly remarkable Camellia, 'Black Magic' boasts large, almost artificial looking, super-glossy semi-double flowers with black-veined, wavy deep red petals that surround contrasting bright yellow center stamens. The flowers usually open a dark red and turn to deep red displaying black in the veins and around the edges on the second day. The lustrous, rich green toothed leaves provide a wonderful backdrop for the flowers. To enjoy and show off the striking flowers inside the home take some cuttings and display in your favorite vase or float just one in a bowl of water.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing vigorously in an upright habit of growth to about 10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, the Black Magic Camellia can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub it is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, and as a hedge or background plant in landscape borders and is especially nice as a corner plant or espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall) in home foundation plantings. As this camellia grows taller, lower branches can be removed to a desired height to form an attractive focal point specimen tree ideal for use in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. A fine addition to red or black color theme gardens, camellia gardens, Asian gardens, cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors during winter in zones north of 7a, where this cultivar is not reliably winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Spacing:  5 to 6 feet or more for solid hedge; 12 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Camellia adapt well to various soil types however prefer a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Constantly soggy soil is a slow killer. In general, Camellia grows and blooms better in partial shade with some shelter from the hot afternoon sun. Morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sunlight is perfect. All-day filtered sun and evening sun is fine.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Camellias...


*Espalier (pronounced: ih-spal-yay) ...an ornamental shrub or tree that has been trained to grow flat against a wall, fence, or other vertical, flat surface.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Japonica (Winter, Spring blooming)
Height at Maturity:  10' 
Width at Maturity:  6-8' 
Spacing:  5-6' for solid hedges; 10'+ for space between
Flower Color:  Dark-Red, Black tones and venation
Flower Size:  4"
Flowering Period:  Late Winter, Spring
Flower Type:  Semi-Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Rich Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade or Filtered Sun, All Day Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Resistances:  Deer, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity
Intolerances:  Direct Afternoon Sun, Constantly Soggy Soil



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