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Camellia japonica ‘Koshi-No-Fubuki'
Camellia japonica ‘Koshi-No-Fubuki'

Camellia japonica ‘Koshi-No-Fubuki'

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Koshi-No-Fubuki Camellia. This is one of the older variegated foliage Camellias in Japan. It has an 3" single red flower with yellow stamens. Because of its heavy variegation, it is a somewhat slower grower, so one should not depend on it to make a very large plant. To me, one of the more fascinating aspects of this cultivar is its variation in variegation. Notice in the second picture how there are two different forms of variegation. One has clean white margins; whereas, the other has green flecks in its variegation. Each flush of growth alternates between these two types of variegation. Let the geneticists explain that! The Japanese cultivar name of 'Koshi-no-Fubuki' roughly means, "a snowstorm in Niigata Prefecture." Our good friend in Japan, Makiko Kobayashi, helped me with the translation. Give this cultivar the typical Camellia environment of high filtered shade with good drainage. One of the worst maladies for a Camellia is for a gardener to plant them too deeply, particularly in a heavy soil. If one is experiencing a non-thrifty plant, check its planting depth and if possible, pull the soil back exposing its top roots, then mulch with pine straw or bark. If the plant is small enough, I would recommend digging it up and re-planting it with its root ball slightly elevated above the surrounding growing medium. The next availability of this selection will be October, 2018.

Zones 7-9