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CAMELLIA 'Captain Rawes'
- 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
- Mature Size
- Tips and Advice
- Goes Well With
- Planting Combinations
- Other Suggestions
- See Also...
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
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) -
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
- 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
- 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
to 10m (33ft)