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Extra Large Dorset Grown Camellia
Extra Large Dorset Grown Camellia
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Large Dorset Grown Camellia in Full Bloom

Giant Camellia

£60.00 exc delivery

These giant Camellias are really spectacular plants and make a great feature in a winter garden providing glossy evergreen foliage year round and beautiful rose like flowers in the Winter and Spring. Camellias are a fantastic permanent gift and will live for literally hundreds of years.

These super bushy plants will be delivered absolutely covered in buds and are a real statement plant. Available with pink. red or white blooms, please do make a note of your preference in the special instructions.

90cm+ tall in 10L pot

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Looking after your Camellia
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Camellia’s (camellia japonica) are really outdoor plants, but when they are young they make decorative pot plants in a cool room, producing beautiful rose like flowers in the winter and early spring.
While your Camellia is indoors, keep it as cool as you can and make sure there is plenty of natural light but not direct sunlight. An East or West facing window is ideal.
After flowering your Camellia plant can be repotted in a larger pot with suitable compost, and put outside on a patio or balcony or planted out into the ground. Camellias like acid soil, so choose compost suitable for rhododendrons and heathers and other acid-loving plants. When planting Camellias in the garden, choose a sheltered part-shaded position where you can see the winter flowers. Try to avoid a situation where the early morning sun shines on frosted plants because this can spoil the flowers. Over time Camellias can grow into quite substantial specimens several feet high. In china, where these plants originate they have even been known to reach 15ft and 500 years old. Older plants are very hardy but young plants should be protected from frost.
If your plant seems to be suffering indoors and prone to leaf drop, try putting it outside for a few hours in the day.

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Camellia
Camellia Japonica
Also known as Common Camellia or Japanese Camellia
Winter flowers in shades of white, pink or red
Camellias are easy to grow inside in a cool room or outside and they can grow into sizeable bushes. They prefer acid soil and preferably a site where frost will not spoil the winter flowers.
Some Japanese camellias, around the emperor's palace in Japan, are known to be more than 500 years old. Camellias were imported to the UK from asia in the last century and were very popular with the Victorians. Great gifts to celebrate the birth of a child as they do live so long and flower each year around the same time. There are literally hundreds of camellia varieties including those with single flowers, double flowers and blooms with a peony form. In terms of colour, modern hybrids vary in colour from creamy-yellow through pinks to rich scarlet reds.
Season: Jan to Mar
Great permanent gifts to mark an anniversary or birth
Further information available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plantprofile_camellia.shtml

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