Camellia: Don Mac Latin Name: camellia japonica 'don mac'
The Basics This Evergreen shrub blooms in the winter and early spring. Its dark red, semi double flowers make it ideal for a hedge or accent plant. Dimensions: 4-6' Height x 2-4' Width
The Needs 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
The Care 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.