Camellia Japonica White

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The Camellia Japonica: a species of small trees or showy evergreen shrubs known for their glossy coriaceous leaves and for their lovely flowers. Their flowers normally appear in the dullest season of the year – mid-autumn to the end of winter, lasting well into springtime. Camellias require soil or compost rich in humus, damp but well-drained and acidic. Their position is crucial and must be sheltered from ice, wind and full sun, despite having a hardiness rating of H5. Full shade or Partial Shade is excellent for growing this plant. The plant can be affected by potential diseases and pests so take care. Stick to pruning group 8 for maintenance guidelines. Final height is between 2.5 m – 4 m (4.9 ft – 13.12 ft) and final width is between 1.5 m – 2.5 m (4.9 ft – 8.2 ft)

Latin Name: Camellia Japonica

English Name: Hakurakuten

Species: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia

Foliage Type: Evergreen

Foliage: Green

Flower: White-Yellow

Fragrance: Flower

Flowering Period: Winter-Spring

Suggested Location: Outdoor.

Suggested Soil Type: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained . Clay, Loam, Sand

Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Shade or Partial Shade

Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered

Hardiness Rating: High (H5)

Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)

Growth Habit: Bushy

Pests: May be attacked by aphids, scale insects and vine weevil

Diseases: May be affected by honey fungus, phytophthora root rot, camellia gall, camellia leaf blight, camellia yellow mottle virus and flowers may be infected by camellia petal blight

Cultivation: Suitable for woodland and acidic soils. Position in a site sheltered from cold, dry winds and early morning sun as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds and late frosts see camellia cultivation

Propagation: Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Pruning: Pruning group 8

Suggested planting locations and garden types: Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

Final Height: 2.5 m – 4 m (4.9 ft – 13.12 ft)

Final Sideways Spread: 1.5 m – 2.5 m (4.9 ft – 8.2 ft)