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CAMELLIA 'Winter's Interlude'
- Camellia - A guide to sizing and pricing
- Camellia - Care Guide
- Camellia - Hybridisation
- Camellia sasanqua - Care Guide & Videos
- 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
- Mature Size
- Tips and Advice
- Goes Well With
- Planting Combinations
- Other Suggestions
- See Also...
Evergreen - leathery, glossy, dark-green leaves 7.5cm (3in) long
Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Height - 2m (6½ft)
Spread - 2m (6½ft)
Tall Shrub - moderately vigorous, upright shrub.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - - C. oleifera x C. sinensis 'Pink Tea'
Pests & Diseases - aphids, scale insects, vine weevils, leaf spot
Place of origin - garden origin. 1984. USA. William Ackerman, Maryland
Burncoose Specialities - Camellias -
Flower Shape - Anemone - Several rows large outer petals with centre intermingled and stamens - 6-8cm (2½-3in) across with 12 petals
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Leaf margin - Serrulate - see photos above
Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
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 - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Neutral to acid soil
- Camellia Care - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Soil Conditions
- Planting Tips
- Camellia Pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Wind damaged pruning & staking - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pests and Diseases
- Sooty mould in spring - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Collecting Camellia Seeds - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Propagation by semi-ripe cuttings - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Flowering Periods
- Self Seeding Camellia reticulata - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Further Reading
- Caring for Camellia sasanqua
- Autumn flowering sasanquas - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia sasanqua Part 1 - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia sasanqua hybrids - Part 2- Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia sasanqua Part 3 - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!
- When is the right time to collect seeds?
- When are seeds actually ripe and ready for collection?
- Magnolia seed collection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Cornus capitata seed collection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Rhododendron seed collecting - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia seed collection - Video Tip ondemand_video