Camellia hiemalis 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Camellia - Camellia hiemalis  'Sparkling Burgundy'

Common Name: Camellia
Genus: Camellia
Species: hiemalis
Cultivar: 'Sparkling Burgundy'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: January & December

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A gorgeous Camellia with showy peony-like ruby-red flowers from early to mid-winter. This spreading evergreen shrub has glossy dark green leaves that catch the winter sun and the flowers appear just when the garden seems to need some colour. A lovely plant for a small garden or in a winter border.

Garden Care: Protect from cold dry winds and early morning sun as buds may be damaged by cold winds and late frosts. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent buddrop. Apply a liquid plant food in mid-spring and mulch annually with leaf mould or shredded bark. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the look of the shrub.

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