Camellia 'Black Magic'

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item #28857
Buy 3+ at $29.95 ea.


Mid to Late Season Bloom | You Have to See It to Believe It

Camellia 'Black Magic' is an evergreen shrub offering year-round interest. Camellias are ranked as one of the very best flowering shrubs and bloom heavily for weeks when most flowering plants are going dormant. Camellia 'Black Magic' sets medium-sized, very dark red, semidouble blooms, mid to late season. Borne in clusters, the glossy flowers have a loose peony to rose form with petals that look as if they have been dipped in dark red candle wax. They make stunning indoor displays.

A Camellia japonica, also known as a Japanese camellia, 'Black Magic' is a woody broadleaved shrub with an upright, spreading habit of unusual holly-like dark green foliage with an interesting serration and a slow growth rate. It is a perfect specimen; but grouped or massed, it creates gorgeous shrub borders, informal hedges, and screens, and it's a great background structure for landscapes and mixed beds.

Camellia 'Black Magic' prefers dappled sun to part shade, consistently moist acidic, organically rich, well-drained soil with a slightly acidic pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Less sun tolerant but slightly cold hardier than Camellia sasanqua, Camellia japonica should be protected from direct afternoon sun and cold winds, and roots should be protected with an application of mulch.

Most camellias can grow into small trees reaching heights of 12 to 16 feet, but they can be pruned (after blooming) to maintain a height of 6 to 8 feet.


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Genus Camellia
Species japonica
Variety 'Black Magic'
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 7 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Winter - Late Spring
Habit Upright
Plant Height 12 ft
Plant Width 8 ft
Additional Characteristics Double Blooms, Evergreen, Flower
Bloom Color Dark Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Shade, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virgin Islands

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