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CAMELLIA 'Cornish Snow'
- 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 - leaves 5cm (2in) long, bronze when young, maturing to dark green.
White - sometimes with a pink tinge on the reverse
Height - 3m (10ft)
Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
Tall Shrub - slow to establish. Slender, arching branches
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)
Additional Features - Burncoose speciality - See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
Good to know - Plants are smaller than similar varieties and slower growing, well worth the wait.
Pests & Diseases - aphids, scale insects, vine weevils, leaf spot.
Place of origin - UK. A Caerhays Castle hybrid. (C. cuspidata x C. saluenensis). Caerhays Estate, Cornwall.
Burncoose Specialities - Caerhays bred plants -
Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals - to 6cm (2½in) across
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Leaf margin - Serrulate - see photos above
Leaf shape - Ovate - - narrowly ovate - 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 - Spring -
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
Fertile moist well-drained soil
Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly columnar -
Rounded to broadly spreading
- 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
- Propagation information - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia 'Cornish Snow Michael' - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia oleifera - Video Tip ondemand_video
- x williamsii Camellias - 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