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CAMELLIA 'Captain Rawes'
Reticulata. Large ruffled pink
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) - mid pink
Height - to 10m (33ft)
Spread - 5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - or small tree. Produces large to very large flowers 14-17cm (5½-6½ins) across. Colour is a bright rose-madder pink, shading to pale pink near the centres. Stamens are bright yellow
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
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
Fertile moist well-drained soil
Camellia - Care Guide
- Camellia Care - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Soil Conditions
- Planting Tips
- Camellia Pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pests and Diseases
- Sooty mould in spring - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Flowering Periods
- Self Seeding Camellia reticulata - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Further Reading
Camellia - Hybridisation
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
to 10m (33ft)
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