Camellia japonica ‘Dixie Knight Supreme’

(Dixie Knight Supreme Camellia)


$79.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

A vivid blend of red and white blotches decorates the flowers of ‘Dixie Knight Supreme’ making them easy to spot from a distance. This Japanese camellia originated as a mutation of ‘Dixie Knight’ and was selected at Wheeler’s Nursery in Macon, Georgia. Its flower buds are large, plump and a bronze-green. Each semi-double bloom has ruffled scarlet red petals with random blotches of white. Golden yellow stamens occur in five distinct bundles among petals in the center of the flower. This compact broadleaf evergreen shrub develops a dense, upright oval habit and reaches maturity faster than many other cultivars.

Description

Where winter hardy, Camellia japonica should be grown in moist, acidic (5.5 to 6.5 pH), loose, organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Consistent and even moisture is important. Avoid wet soils. Plants require protection from direct afternoon sun and wind. Best location may be sun-dappled part shade. Best with a root mulch. Near the northern parts of their growing range, plants should be sited in sheltered and protected microclimates such as near the south side of a home or building. Burlap wraps are sometimes helpful. Plants generally dislike changes in temperature, irregular watering or being moved. Even a change in humidity can cause plants to drop buds. Fertilize monthly in spring and summer. If desired, remove all but one bud from each cluster to increase the size of the flower. Prune immediately after flowering.

Additional information

Common Name

Dixie Knight Supreme Camellia

Botanical Name

Camellia japonica 'Dixie Knight Supreme'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

8-10'

Width

5 to 10 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

March

Flower Color

white and red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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