Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Desire'

Camellia - Camellia japonica  'Desire'

Common Name: Camellia
Genus: Camellia
Species: japonica
Cultivar: 'Desire'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 9.00 m (900 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 8.00 m (800 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: January to March

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

The formal semi-double flowers of this gorgeous variety are mainly a pale blush pink or white but each petal has a darker pink edge which gives them a distinctive bi-coloured effect. They look very pretty when in flower in late winter and early spring and they make a striking focal point in a seasonal planting scheme. Their glossy evergreen foliage also makes them a valuable garden shrub which will provide structure and interest throughout the year. Alternatively find a large pot and fill it with ericaceous compost and you will have a super specimen for the patio.

Garden Care: To prevent damage to the emerging buds and flowers protect from cold dry winds and early morning sun. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June. Top-dress annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant.


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