Camellia japonica - Japanese camella, Rose of Winter


  • A small to medium arching shrub with glossy, dark green evergreen leaves and masses of large, colourful flowers that open from January onwards, often until March. It requires good soil with free drainage, on the acidic side and prefers continuous moisture. We have lovely small seedlings on offer from the shrubs seen on the pictures: please note that the flower colour may vary among seedlings, most probably between red and pink. They need to be kept in the provided pot until next year when they can be planted out.

 

Height (in 10 years, unpruned): 1.5x1m

Flowering period: January-March

Hardiness: -15C

Growth rate: slow

Position: sheltered, half-shady spot is best, on slightly acidic soil

Excellent quality, 10-15cm tall plant in a 8cm square pot.



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