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Greensboro Red Camellia

CAMELLIA japonica 'Greensboro Red'
    11 reviews
Greenboro Red Camellia
Greensboro Red Camellia
Greenboro Red Camellia
Greenboro Red Camellia
Greenboro Red Camellia
Greenboro Red Camellia
Greensboro Red Camellia
Greenboro Red Camellia
Greenboro Red Camellia
Greenboro Red Camellia
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Greensboro Red Camellia

CAMELLIA japonica 'Greensboro Red'
    11 reviews

Light Red Winter Flowers

  • Evergreen shrub that adds great color
  • Can be pruned into a small ornamental tree
  • Great used for a privacy hedge or a single planting
  • Low maintenance
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Product Details

growing zone 7-10 Growing Zones 7-10
Soil Type Acidic
Sunlight Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-10 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Red
Shipping Restriction AZ, OR, TX

The Greensboro Red Camellia is a wonderful evergreen shrub that can also be used as a small ornamental tree. It is a compact shrub with an upright growing habit and smooth grey branches that hold dark green, oval-shaped, glossy foliage. Foliage is present all year with beautiful flowers showing from late winter to early spring. The flowers are great for cutting and are light red in color.

The Greensboro Red Camellia is a great addition to your landscape. With multi-season interest, this shrub be sure to be a perfect accent and/or focal point. Bear in mind, that this Camellia prefers partial sun to partial shade and is best to plant in afternoon sun only. Use it as a foundation shrub that will provide a great dark green backdrop to flowering perennials such as the hosta.

Greensboro Red Camellia Care

Be sure to choose an appropriate location for your Camellia.


Planting Time: Plant any time of the year taking care to avoid temperature extremes on either end of the spectrum.

Sun: Part sun to part shade

Soil: Fertile, acidic, moist, but well drained


When newly planted, water deeply at least twice weekly. Camellias prefer a moist soil, but water requirements do diminish as the plant ages and is able to shade its own roots.


Mulching: Mulching is a great way to keep the roots cool, soil moist, and add nutrients to the soil.

Pruning: Prune after flowering if needed to remove dead and dying branches or correct aesthetic or structural issues

Learn when to prune your flowering shrubs.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Camellia, Flowering Shrubs and Evergreen Shrubs collections.

Landscape ideas

Try this Camellia for a gorgeous privacy barrier. With foliage being prominent all year around, it will accommodate your screening needs. It not only offers year-round foliage, but it also displays beautiful flowers in the winter months when other plants do not produce flowers!

The Greensboro Red Camellia prefers partially shaded areas and acidic soil. It is extremely important that the shrub is not planted in an area where it gets direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will scorch the plant. It is best to plant where dappled sunlight or filtered sunlight is present.

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