The Bella Rouge Camellia is another great camellia from the Southern Living Plant Collection. This Camellia has deep green evergreen leaves and a uniformly compact growth habit which makes it ideal for providing structure as a hedge or an accent in the landscape all year round. Additionally, it serves as a reliable source of fall color. The stunning red semi-double ruffled blooms on the Bella Rouge Camellia start appearing in early fall and will continue into winter. These blooms are fantastic as cut flowers and make a great addition to floral arrangements. Plant the Bella Rouge Camellia Camellia in moist well-drained garden soil in an area that receives shade to part sun throughout the day. Once established, this Camellia requires very little maintenance, needing to only be fertilized with slow-release fertilizer once a year in the spring.
For a seamless planting, plant your Bella Rouge Camellia 2-3 feet apart. Alternatively, space them 5+ feet apart for gaps between plants.