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CAMELLIA 'Captain Rawes'


Available autumn 2020 -
3 year £40.00 each

  • Evergreen - dull green leaves 8-10 cms (3½-4in) long, glossy green below with distinctive veining.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - bright rose-madder pink, shading to pale pink near the centres. Bright yellow stamens
  • Height - to 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) - borderline
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, scale insects, vine weevils, leaf spot
  • Place of origin - China. Possibly brought back by East Indiaman skipper Captain Rawes in 1820.
  • Camellia Types - reticulata - Camellia reticulata (syn. C. heterophylla) is a species of Camellia
  • Flower Shape - Semi-double - Two rows of petals with conspicuous stamens - to loose peony. 14-17cm (5½-6½in) across
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
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to 10m (33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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