Camellia

Camellia × williamsii 'Donation'

Camellia - Camellia × williamsii  'Donation'

Common Name: Camellia
Genus: Camellia
Species: × williamsii
Cultivar: 'Donation'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: February to May

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 exceptionally long-flowering Camellia that produces large semi-double soft pink saucer-shaped flowers from February to May among glossy bright green leaves. In partial shade the flowers of this popular evergreen shrub are longer-lasting and less likely to fade. Compact and upright in shape it's perfect for growing 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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