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CAMELLIA 'Blood of China'
Japonica. Vivid salmon-red with irregular petals
Pests & Diseases - aphids, scale insects, vine weevils, leaf spot.
Place of Origin - garden origin. USA. Stoutz garden, Mobile, Alabama.
japonica - The best known of all the camellias, Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica)
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Height - to 9m (28ft)
Spread - to 8m (25ft)
Tall Shrub - produces large flowers 10-13cm (4-5in) across with a short bunch of yellow stamens when fully open.
Fertile moist well-drained soil
Rounded to broadly columnar
Rounded to broadly spreading
Flower Colour - Red - vivid salmon-red.
Flower Shape - Paeony - Mass mixed irregular petals, with or without stamens
Camellia - Care Guide
- Camellia Care - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Camellia Pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pests and Diseases
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- Self Seeding Camellia reticulata - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Further Reading
Camellia - Hybridisation
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
to 9m (28ft)
to 8m (25ft)
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Ericaceous Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser
Specially developed organic concentrated seaweed feed for ericaceous plants that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™ Ericoid.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5
Quick and easy to use PH meter to test your soil. No batteries required.