CAMELLIA: PROFESSOR SARGENT
LATIN NAME: CAMELLIA JAPONICA 'PROFESSOR SARGENT'
This upright, taller camellia blooms in the winter until early spring. Its vibrant-red flowers are up to 3-4 inches wide are accented by its evergreen foliage. It reaches 4-6 feet tall (4 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.