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Royal Velvet Red Camellia Japonica - 1 Gallon Pot
If you are looking for a conversation piece in you landscape, the Royal Velvet Camellia will be just that. A true garden jewel, the Royal Velvet is prized for its very large, semi-double flowers with deep velvety red petals surrounding prominent bright yellow center stamens. Get all the details below!

Royal Velvet Red Camellia Japonica - 1 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 1 GALLON POT
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Royal Velvet Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Royal Velvet'

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

If you are looking for a conversation piece in you landscape, the Royal Velvet Camellia will be just that. A true garden jewel, the Royal Velvet is prized for its very large, semi-double flowers with deep velvety red petals surrounding prominent bright yellow center stamens. The eye-catching flowers are produced in late winter and early spring against a background of lustrous, glossy dark-green leaves. The flowers are perfect for cutting and displaying in your favorite vase or float just one in a bowl of water.




Landscape & Garden Uses

A moderate growing Camellia with an upright habit of growth to about 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, Royal Velvet can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub it is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or as hedge or background plant in landscape borders. It is especially nice as a corner plant or espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall) in home foundation plantings. As your camellia grows, lower branches can be removed to form an attractive small tree that serves well as a focal point specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. A fine addition to red color theme gardens, cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors overwinter for those who live above USDA Zone 7a, where not winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Selection Spacing:  4 to 5 feet apart for solid hedge; 10 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. Good drought tolerance when established. 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:  8-10' 
Width at Maturity:  6-8' 
Spacing:  4-5' for solid hedges; 10'+ for space between
Flower Color:  Deep Velvet Red
Flower Size:  Large 5"+
Flowering Period:  Late Winter, Early Spring
Flower Type:  Semi-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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