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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Camellia genus. All the species are evergreen shrubs or small trees. Some will produce foliage or bark rather than flowers as their main attraction. The flowers will bloom either in single, semi-double, anemone-form, peony-form, rose-form, formal double and irregular double. The flower colour of camellias is always in the white-pink-red range except for a small group of south Chinese and Vietnamese species that have pale yellow to bronzy-yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Asia; Nepal, India, China, Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They will grow well against walls and in containers. They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 7-10C. Most of the species will prefer a sheltered position with semi-shade. You should grow them in a well drained neutral to acidic soil which is essential. Prune to shape after flowering.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe or hardwood cuttings from mid-summer to early winter or by grafting or by simple layering in late winter or early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, thrips and scale insects may cause problems under glass.

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