October Magic® Ruby™

Ruby™ October Magic®

Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 02-003’ PP24538

Our October Magic® Camellias were bred for improved habit (so less pruning) and more flowers. Ruby™ has a compact, naturally rounded form and longer bloom time, with brilliant Christmas red, double peony-form flowers. Glossy dark green evergreen foliage.

Sunset Zones

4–9, 12, 14–24

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–10

This plant isn't suitable for your USDA Zone 5b

Ruby™ October Magic® Features

Plant Dimensions

3-4' H x 4-5' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Cottage/Informal, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Garden Bed, Hedge, Mass planting, Privacy Planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Part sun to shade

Special Feature

Compact habit, Cut Flowers, Fall Blooming


Brilliant, Christmas red, fully double blooms in fall

Flowering Season


Ruby™ October Magic® Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Feed with acid fertilizer in late winter


Prune in early spring before first flush


Well-drained garden soil w/ rich organic matter

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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Your zip code 50307 is in Zone: 5b with a temperature range of: -15 to -10 °F.