Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 10-15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 5-8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Camellia japonica
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, TN, TX
Award-Winning, Cold Hardy Korean Fire
Why Korean Fire Camellia Shrubs?
Stunning visual appeal and the ability to withstand sub-zero temperatures attributed to the Korean Fire being awarded the Gold Medal Plant Award by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
You've never seen captivating blooms like this. Bursting with bright red petals enclosed in warm gold pops of color, this japonica flower shoots out in a funnel shape at the end of thin, stable branches. Covered in dark green foliage, this shrub is a delight for the eyes. Plant in foundation plantings, flower beds, or cut a few for clippings in a short vase to admire on your kitchen table or nightstand.
It beats the cold and comes alive in spring. This foreign-born species has the genetic power to withstand extreme cold weather. So, there’s no need to worry about it being affected by a brutal ice storm. It blooms in early spring displaying the last spectacular camellia blossoms of the season.
And it's a shade gardener's dream plant. If your yard is hiding under the shadow of a dense canopy of trees, you often feel limited when it comes to color. Fortunately, Korean Fire camellias love the shade! Break out of the box and fill dark spaces with masses of color.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
You won’t find a healthier, better developed Korean Fire Camellia - if you even can find one at your local garden center. Since we’ve planted, grown and shipped your Camellia with meticulous care, you get a hassle-free shrub that’s ready to thrive in your landscape and burst with color and growth quickly.
In fact, when you buy our larger sizes, you can get explosive color quickly...as soon as the first season.
Let the Korean Fire speak to your adventurous nature as you order one today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
They looked tired when arrived, but bounced back nicely within a week. Happy to see them growing an inch by inch.
My experience has been great so far. Looking forward to enjoying the beautiful blooms in the Fall.
This plant was very healthy when it arrived and even had a couple of buds. It is growing rapidly and I'm sure we will have full blooms this fall. The flower itself is very colorful and the Bush in Full bloom will enhance my front yard flower garden. Eventually I want to add two more Korean fire bushes !
I'm so excited for a colorful large plant (hedge ) for my shaded patio. It arrived today looking healthy as I could hope for and the dirt was still moist. Nice and green still and only lost one leaf because of the attached tag. I love FGT and am like a kid on Xmas morning when I receive a box.
I can't comment on either growth or bloom yet. The camellia only came several weeks ago and so far is doing well. Her leaves are glossy she looks happy but we'll not see blooms until late winter/early spring. In the meantime I hope she grows so I can begin pruning her into a tree. She does seem to like her growing spot so far.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Like most camellias, the Korean Fire grows best in partial to full shade (3 to 6 hours of sunlight daily). Try to plant the camellia in a location that offers some protection during the cold winds of winter.
Dig a planting hole that is twice the diameter of the plant’s root ball and just as deep. Fill the hole in and tamp the soil down around the Korean Fire’s roots to remove air pockets. Water the plant thoroughly after planting to help settle the soil and remove any additional air pockets around its root system.
2. Watering: Keep the soil moist about 2 to 3 inches down during the first year of growth. After that, rainfall should suffice for your Korean Fire.
3. Fertilizing: Fertilize your Camellia in the spring after the flowers have dropped using a soluble fertilizer for acid-loving plants. Feed once or twice a month in spring and mid-summer.
4. Pruning: Camellias rarely require pruning. However, the plant will tolerate moderate pruning on occasion. Prune the plant after flowering in the mid-summer by removing any broken or dead branches.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|