CAMELLIA: KRAEMER'S SUPREME
LATIN NAME: CAMELLIA JAPONICA 'KRAEMER'S SUPREME'
Deep red buds open to magnificent peony-like, rosy-red blooms with a delightful fragrance. Flowers make a dazzling contrast with the glossy, dark green foliage. It reaches 6-8 feet tall (3-10 feet wide) and performs well as a hedge or an accent plant.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-10
This evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Mulching is recommended to detour weeds, keep the moisture content high, and temperatures low. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.