Camellia species

Botanical Name: Camellia species

Common Name(s): Camellia

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Description:

Natives of Asia, these evergreen shrubs or small trees have lovely, glossy, dark green foliage. They are spectacular when flowering from autumn through winter to early spring. The flowers can measure from 50–120mm across, depending on the variety. Flower forms are classified as single, semi-double, anemone form, peony form, rose form or formal double.

Family: Theaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-a

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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Moderate Watering

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Description:
They are spectacular when flowering from Autumn through Winter to early Spring. Flower forms are classified as single, semi-double, anemone form, peony form, rose form or formal double.


Foliage

Description:
Foliage is glossy dark green and is evergreen.

 


Maintenance

Camellias should be mulched regularly with acid compost or pine needles. Feed them regularly with blue hydrangea food to keep their soil acid.

 

Origin

Southeast Asia

 

Recommended Varieties

Camellia sasanqua, C. hiemalis, C. reticulata and C. japonica.

Size

4 m * 3 m

Soil Conditions

The soil for camellias should be acid (with a pH of 5.5-6.5), well drained and rich in humus.


Well drained , Enriched - Ph: Acidic, 5,6,7

Uses in landscape design

Camellia species do well in pots on patios where they have filtered sun.

 

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