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CAMELLIA 'Blue Danube'


 

  • Evergreen
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - rose-lavender
  • Height - 2-5m (6½-16ft)
  • Spread - 1-3m (3-10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - vigorous, compact growth
  • 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)
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - C. japonica x C. x williamsii
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, scale insects, vine weevil, leaf spot.
  • Place of origin - Garden origin. USA. 1960. McCaskill Gardens, Pasadena, California
  • Camellia Types - japonica - The best known of all the camellias, Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica)
  • x williamsii - C. japonica x C. saluenensis. These cultivars vary greatly in habit, leaves and flowers
  • Flower Shape - Paeony - Mass mixed irregular petals, with or without stamens - 8-10cm (3-4in) across
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Serrulate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly columnar -
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
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Camellia - A guide to sizing and pricing
Camellia - Care Guide
Camellia - Hybridisation
Camellias - Background info Videos.
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
2-5m (6½-16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-3m (3-10ft)
 

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