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Camellia japonica Dr King

Camellia japonica Dr King - Rose of Winter Plant - 9 cm Pot
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There can be few who have never seen a Camellia and been struck by the sheer beauty and volume of flowers, even if they did not know what it was! Originally introduced from China and Japan this is the family of plants that tea is harvested from but sadly NOT this variety so please don't try (The tea plant is Camellia sinensis). Stunning large flowers are generally produced on mass in spring and are set in front of beautiful glossy green foliage that lasts all year. Camellia japonica Dr King is a compact, striking variety that produces abundant rose red, semi double, waved flowers with distinct yellow stamens, from March to May. As the open flowers can be damaged by early sun on frost, it is best to plant in a location sheltered from one or both. They will grow remarkably well in quite heavy shade. If there are signs of chlorosis feed with a Rhododendron/Azalea tonic to lock up the free calcium that causes chlorosis in Ericaceous plants.This plant can be used in a mixed planting with other species or often other Camellias as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can easily be grown in a pot or other container. Use a good quality Ericaceous John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 5-6 month applied in the spring as the buds begin to break one application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.

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Pot size 9 cm
Size of the Pot 9 cm
Foliage Evergreen
Height ( fully grown ) 1.5 - 2.1 Mtrs
Spread 1.5 - 2.1 Mtrs
flowers Abundant rose red, semi double, waved with distinct yellow stamens
Location Semi Shade to full shade
pruning After flowering as necessary to control growth
Other Attributes Distinct glossy dark green foliage
Key Feature Camellias are incredibly popular, spring flowering, evergreen shrubs.
Hardines H4 ( -10 to -5 C)
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
season of interest Spring, Winter
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