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October Magic Ruby Camellia
Its smaller, yet elegant stature, and gorgeous fully double, ruby red flowers make October Magic Ruby Camellia simply hard to resist. Ruby has a compact, lower, slightly open mounding form so lends itself well to smaller garden spaces. Get all the details below!

October Magic Ruby Camellia

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SIZE: 2 GALLON POT
October Magic® Ruby Camellia Sasanqua
Camellia sasanqua 'Green 02-003' 'PP24538'

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

Its smaller, yet elegant stature, and gorgeous fully double, ruby red flowers make October Magic Ruby Camellia simply hard to resist. Ruby has a compact, lower, slightly open mounding form so lends itself well to smaller garden spaces. The bright flowers stand out remarkably well against the glossy, dark olive green foliage. 




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing only 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide with a lower mounding form October Magic® Rose Camellia is perfect for smaller garden spaces or those spots that call for a smaller plant. It is ideal for use as an accent, grouping or hedge in home foundation plantings and landscape and woodland borders. October Magic Rose combines well with Azaleas, Rhododendron, Mahonia, Aucuba, Pieris, Winter Daphne, Hosta Lillies, Ferns and a host of other beautiful shade to part shade plants that belong in the woodland or woodland border garden. A perfect fit in cottage gardens and cut flower gardens. Also suitable for containers that can be overwintered indoors for those who live and garden above USDA Zone 7a, where not winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Spacing:  3-4' for solid hedge; 6'+ for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Camellia adapt well to various soil types. They prefer a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Constantly soggy soil is a slow killer. In general, Camellias grow and bloom their best 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. Late evening sun is fine.




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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Sasanqua (Fall, Mid Winter)
Height at Maturity:  3-4' 
Width at Maturity:  4-5'
Spacing:  3' for solid hedges; 6'+ for space between plants
Flower Color:  Ruby Red
Flower Size:   2-3"
Flowering Period:  Fall to Mid Winter
Flower Type:  Fully Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Olive Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
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
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity
Intolerances:  Direct Afternoon Sun, Constantly Soggy Soil




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