Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Silver Anniversary'

Camellia - Camellia japonica  'Silver Anniversary'

Common Name: Camellia
Genus: Camellia
Species: japonica
Cultivar: 'Silver Anniversary'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Makes a good hedge, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: 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

From late winter to early spring large white peony-form flowers with a golden boss of stamens appear on this handsome evergreen shrub. The leaves are dark green and glossy and provide a great backdrop to the luminous flowers when they appear. For the rest of the year they provide essential structure, which becomes invaluable during the winter months when so many other plants have died right back. This reasonably fast-growing plant has an upright habit and can be used as a stand-alone specimen or incorporated into a mixed or shrub border. It will also make a fine informal hedge or screen.

  • 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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