The Tricolor Superba Camellia (Japonica) brings dazzling color to your landscape in the winter time! This beauty produces delightfully variegated blooms that consist of hues of pink, white, and red. Some blooms will be completely red. These blooms that stand out on the backdrop of dark green glossy evergreen foliage. These blooms start appearing in late-winter and continue into spring.
This blooming camellia reaches a mature height of 8-12′ H x 6-10′ W. However, it can be trimmed yearly to keep it at the desired size.
This is a great variety for Southern landscapes due to its heat and humidity tolerance.
Use the Tricolor Superba Camellia as a privacy screen, hedge, specimen, accent, or in mass plantings.
Tricolor Superba Camellia Care
Hardy from USDA Zones 7-9, down to 0° when completely established.
Prefers Filtered Sun to Partial Sun. Provide all-day filtered sun or 2-3 hours of direct sun for best results.
Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. During the second growing season, decrease watering to about 1-2 times a week.
Afterward, the Tricolor Superba Camellia only needs water during extreme drought and heat.
Plant in rich, acidic soil with good drainage for best results. In addition, apply 3-4 inches of composted manure yearly to keep your soil healthy and full of organic matter.
Fertilize in early spring with an acidic plant fertilizer to keep your camellia happy and healthy.
Apply a few inches of mulch yearly to protect this camellia’s roots from extreme temperatures.
Spacing Your Tricolor Superba Camellia
Space this Camellia 4-6 feet apart for a seamless hedge or mass planting. Otherwise, plant them 10+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.