CAMELLIA 'Gay Baby'

Hybrid. Small bright pink, semi double flowers
  • Evergreen
    Small dark green leaves to 5cm (2in) long with bronze-purple new growth
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Listed as a miniature camellia. Vigorous, upright growth. Flowers to 5cm (2in) across with golden stamens are carried along the branches
  • Tall Shrub
    Will require pruning to maintain a shorter height
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade

CAMELLIA 'Gay Baby'

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
1 year £10.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £9.00 each
Any 5+ £8.00 each
2 year £21.00  
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £16.00 each
Any 5+ £14.00 each

 

  • Additional Features
    Burncoose speciality
    See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
    Good to know
    C x williamsii 'Ruby Bells' x C. 'Tiny Princess' (C. japonica x C. fraterna)
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, scale insects, vine weevil, leaf spot
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. New Zealand. 1978. Os Blumhardt, Whangerai
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Camellias
  • Core Plants
    Camellia
  • Flower Shape
    Semi-double
    Two rows of petals with conspicuous stamens
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
    Town garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Levington
Sulphate of Iron
Boosts soil acidity. Feeds ericaceous plants and helps prevent moss. Corrects leaf yellowing caused by iron deficiency. Easy to use, low dust granules
Only £11.00

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.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Blood, Fish & Bone
Improves vegetable, fruit and flower quality. Blood, Fish and Bone contains three major nutrients essential for strong and healthy growth.
Only £6.00

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.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Azalea, Rhododendron & Shrub Fertiliser
For healthy growth and flowering of ericaceous plants, Azalea, Rhododendron & Shrub Fertiliser is perfect for acid-loving plants.
Only £12.00

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