If you are new to the planting world and giving your green thumb a try, we suggest the Kramer’s Supreme Camellia. Not only is it minimal maintenance and upkeep but it also adds a great amount of color and beauty to your landscape, making it an excellent choice!
Kramer's Supreme Camellia Features
The Kramer’s Supreme Camellia is an evergreen shrub, growing from an upright shape into a round, dense shrub. At maturity it can reach 8 feet in height and width. This moderately sized shrub provides an abundance of color. You can expect bright red, 5 inch blooms to appear in late winter to early spring. The blooms of this evergreen shrub contrast nicely with the oval shaped, glossy, dark green foliage. Not only do the Kramer’s Supreme Camellias have amazing color, they also have a light fragrance that is simply sweet.
Landscape Ideas for a Kramer's Supreme Camellia
The Kramer’s Supreme Camellia can be used in a variety of ways. The dense foliage of this shrub makes a great privacy barrier and can be used around the perimeter of your property, around a pool, around a patio, or even lined up along the driveway.They make great foundation plants or even used as a backdrop in a mixed flower bed. They are also perfect container plants. Kramer’s Supreme Camellia shrubs are drought tolerant and thrive in unfavorable conditions. They are known for being both consistent and reliable year after year.
How to Plant a Kramer's Supreme Camellia
Kramer’a Supreme is a relatively low maintenance shrub. These Camellias are adaptable to a variety of soil conditions but prefer full to partial shade. Ensure that when choosing a location for this shrub, that it is not planted in full sunlight. Full sun will damage the foliage. Fertilize and prune after flowers have faded away.
|Grows in Zones||7, 8, 9, 10|
|Sunlight||Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Type||Acidic, Adaptable|
|Mature Height||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme'|
Questions and Answers
Planting & Care
How to Plant & Care for Your new Kramer's Supreme Camellia
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
Watering: 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
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
Shipping and Delivery
Most orders ship next business day. Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping. View the Fedex shipping map below. Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed. West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants. Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.
You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.