Camellia × williamsii 'Anticipation'

Camellia - Camellia × williamsii  'Anticipation'

Common Name: Camellia
Genus: Camellia
Species: ◊ williamsii
Cultivar: 'Anticipation'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: February & 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

An extremely hardy Camellia that produces large ruffled peony-form crimson flowers in late winter and early spring. This handsome evergreen shrub has glossy bright green leaves and is one of the most popular and easy-to-grow forms of Camellia. Narrowly upright in habit it's ideal for use in a large patio container or for creating an informal flowering 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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