Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionCamellias are unbeatable for their gorgeous flowers and glossy evergreen foliage, but Just Chill Red Tip™ camellia makes this popular shrub even better with new growth that emerges a handsome deep burgundy shade. Enjoy flurries of fabulous pink flowers from mid-autumn through winter, and that lush red new growth spring through fall.
We also love the elegant rounded habit of this camellia, which works great as a specimen plant, hedge, or even in flower gardens or containers. It offers the classic good looks that have made camellia a standard of the South but with a totally new twist! Speaking of the South, though, this camellia is also hardier than you might expect: it will survive in USDA zone 6b in a protected area, such as near your home or sheltered by a wall or other structure.
DetailsBotanical name: ×Camellia × ‘FARROWCJRF' Patent #: PPAF Common name: camellia Zone: 7-9; down to 6b with protection Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun), part sun (4-6 hrs sun) Height x width: 5-8’ x 5-6' Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Deep green, with burgundy new growth Bloom season: Mid-autumn - winter Bloom time: Fall, winter Features: Rare & unusual, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, deer resistant, New Uses: Background, border, foundation planting, hedge, ornamental, flower gardens, specimen How To GrowSoil: Camellias thrive in moist, acidic soils. Good drainage is imperative. They are shallow-rooted, so 2-3” of shredded bark mulch is recommended. Light: Can grow in full to part sun; the hotter your climate, the more shade it can take. Water: Average water needs. Plants that are drought stressed will be more susceptible to pests and diseases, so proper care goes a long way. Space: Min. 5’ Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. If your soil is not acidic, more frequent fertilization may be necessary. Winterizing: No special treatment is required in warmer areas; 2-3" of mulch is recommended in cooler climates. In USDA zone 6b, plant only in protected spots or protect with burlap or wire cages filled with oak leaves. Maintenance & Pruning: Little to no pruning required. Can be selectively pruned to take on the shape you desire.