Black Magic

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Black Magic was developed by Nuccio's Nurseries in Altadena, California. It is an extraordinary camellia with very dark glossy red waxy type petals. Unusual holly-like foliage. It blooms late season.

Camellias younger than 3 years old usually don’t have many buds.  Plant now for buds later!  

Current Average Size: 10-12"
Gallon Containers - 1-2 year old plants

  • Species: Japonica
  • Bloom Color: Deep red, heavy glossy wax type petals
  • Foliage: very heavily serrated holly like foliage
  • Bloom Size: Large 4-5"
  • Bloom Form: Semidouble
  • Bloom Season: Mid to late winter
  • Growth Habit: Upright and spreading
  • Growth Rate: Vigorous ( +8 inches of new growth per season)
  • Maintainable Height: 4-6'
  • Maintainable Width: 4-6'
  • Light Preferences: Filtered shade
  • Climate: Zone 7 and 8. Likes a little cooler winter to bloom but not extended heavy freezes.
  • Plant Uses: Accent Plant, Foundation Plant, Screen or Hedge, Container Plant