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Cam

Camellia Japonica

{ Common Camellia; Japanese Camellia }

£50.00

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About Cam

Cam has been a firm favourite of the British garden since he arrived from Asia in the 1730s and it's no surprise why - in the midst of winter when little else is in bloom, Cam's delicate pink flowers will be the first flowering plant to breathe life into your space and will continue to be in bloom right through the spring.

Details

Cam's leathery leaves will keep their verdant green throughout the year and his flowers will be in bloom between February and May. Cam's estimated height in two years is 80-90cm. His typical lifespan when grown in a container is 10-15 years.

Plant height: 100-120cm. Pot size: 7.5L

Likes

Cam is happiest in a mixture of sun and shade, although with enough watering, he will be happy in a sunny spot too. He loves acidic soil so make sure he is planted with ericaceous compost.

Dislikes

As he's not the greatest fan of wind, Cam prefers a sheltered spot if there's one going.

Looking after this plant

Add a liquid fertiliser to her compost in late spring to help promote growth. This is also the best time to give her a good trim - camellias form their new flower buds in late summer and autumn so make sure it is before then. If she's to be planted in one of our 40cm pots, she'll need one of these 60L bags of ericaceous compost.

Living with pets and children

Toxic if consumed.

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