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Bobbie Fain Red & White Variegated Camellia Japonica
The 'Bobby Fain' Camellia sports one of the most unique and impressive flowers of any C. japonica on the market today. Large, 5-6 inch wide full-double flowers are brilliant rose-red to deep red and are speckled, blotched, and splashed with white variegation in different patterns on the petals. Get all the details below!

Bobbie Fain Red & White Variegated Camellia Japonica

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Bobbie Fain Camellia Japonica
Camellia japonica 'Bobbie Fain'

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

The 'Bobbie Fain' Camellia sports one of the most unique and impressive flowers of any C. japonica on the market today. Large, 5 to 6 inch wide full-double flowers are brilliant rose-red to deep red and are speckled, blotched, and splashed with white variegation in different patterns on the petals. Bright yellow stamens will be noticed peeking out from the center. The large, glossy, dark green leaves are the perfect backdrop for the magnificent flowers. This rare Camellia is a true garden jewel!




Landscape & Garden Uses

A somewhat taller growing Camellia with an upright habit of growth to about 10-15 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide, Bobbie Fain can be grown as a large shrub or small tree. As a shrub it is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings or 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 your camellia grows taller, lower branches can be removed to form a highly attractive small evergreen tree that serves well as a colorful focal point specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. A fine addition to camellia gardens, Asian gardens, cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors during winter by those who garden above USDA Zone 7a, where this variety is not reliably winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Spacing:  6 feet apart 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 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:  12-15' 
Width at Maturity:  8-10' 
Spacing:  6' for solid hedges; 12'+ for space between
Flower Color:  Rose Red, Deep Red, White, Yellow stamens
Flower Size:  Large, 5-6"
Flowering Period:  Late Winter, Early Spring
Flower Type:  Fully Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark 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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