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- 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
Evergreenleaves to 8cm (3in) long, dark green above, paler beneath.
Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)Edged with pink
HeightTo 6m (20ft)
SpreadTo 3m (10ft)
Tall ShrubStrong-growing upright to spreading shrub
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
Full sunWhen established. Keep roots cool and moist.
- Mature Size
- Tips and Advice
- Goes Well With
- Planting Combinations
- Other Suggestions
- See Also...
Additional FeaturesGood to knowEffective as an espalier.Pests & DiseasesAphids, scale insects, vine weevils, leaf spot.Place of originJapan. A selection by Nuccio's Nurseries, Altadena, California.
Camellia TypesSasanquaCamellia sasanqua (Christmas Camellia) is a species of Camellia
Flower ShapeSingleRow of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petalsTo 7cm (2¾in) across
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Oblong (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable 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
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soilNeutral 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
- Propagation information - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia 'Cornish Snow Michael' - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia oleifera - Video Tip ondemand_video
- C.'Satan's Robe' - Video Tip ondemand_video
- C. transnokoensis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- x williamsii Camellias - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellias - Signature Plants
- 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
- Lithocarpus Seed Collection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Rhododendron seed collecting - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia seed collection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Storing seeds over winter
- Embothrium Collecting and Storing Seeds
- Decaisnea Seed Collection & Potting
to 6m (20ft)
to 3m (10ft)