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Botanical Name: Camellia species
Common Name(s): Camellia
Categories: Shrubs and Perennials
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.
Botanical Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-a
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 is glossy dark green and is evergreen.
Camellias should be mulched regularly with acid compost or pine needles. Feed them regularly with blue hydrangea food to keep their soil acid.
Camellia sasanqua, C. hiemalis, C. reticulata and C. japonica.
4 m * 3 m
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.