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Camellia in a metal pail
Camellia in a metal pail
Camellia budding flower
Close up of a deep red Camellia Flower

Camellia Plant

£30.00 exc delivery

Camellias produce beautiful rose-like flowers through the winter and spring and make a great gift for a gardener. Young plants will look fantastic indoors or out in their first winter and then can be planted outside or placed on a patio after flowering ready for a repeat performance year after year.

Our camellia plants are now really coming into their own with a fresh flush of buds and blooms and wide choice of different varieties. We have both white and pink flowered camellias in at the moment plus some really lovely pink and white combinations and named varieties Golden Anniversary and Silver Anniversary. Please do make a note on the order form if you have a colour preference or would like one of the anniversary varieties.

40-60cm tall in a 2L pot

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Looking after your Camellia
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
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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" I was so thrilled and surprised to receive the beautiful Camellia. I can't believe you very kindly re sent it to me!It is a wonderful specimen which I will treasure and even the packaging was extremely professional and delightful. Having ordered for other people I really now know the high standard of your company for myself. " J R - December 2014
" Just a line to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR EXCELLENYT SERVICE. The recipient was delighted and so was I both with the quality of the plant and the prompt delivery.. It's the first time I have used your company but I will definitely be back. Many thanks. " Ms L. G. - February 2011