Colourful plant in winter. In February, when we are ready for a little more life in the garden again, this evergreen shrub is sometimes already in flower. The large pink flowers look very exotic, something you would normally expect to see in the summer months. For the rest of the year, this garden plant combines well with many other garden plants, whether they are shrubs or ground cover plants, because of its neutral, dark green leaves. In addition, this evergreen garden plant can be used in many garden concepts. Beautiful in a modern, formal garden or in a tranquil classical garden
What is Camellia japonica suitable for?
The camellia grows as a shrub and can accordingly also be used as a hedge plant, area planting or as a container plant. The camellia is a winter bloomer and provides some colour in the dark winter months in your garden or on your patio. Light pruning in spring after flowering is possible; heavy pruning is not tolerated very well by the camellia.
Camellia in the garden
Camellia japonica grows as a very long-lived evergreen shrub or small tree. Some camellia species are estimated to be more than 1000 years old. Their double pink flowers contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage. The large pink flowers open from February to April. All camellia varieties thrive best in the garden in a wind-protected, half-sun to half-shade spot and are conditionally hardy down to -12°C.
For 1 metre you need about 3 - 5 plants.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use Camellia Japonica all year round.
|Botanical name:||Camellia japonica|
|Colloquial name:||Japanese camellia or Rose of Winter|
|Growth form:||bushy growth, compact|
|Mature height:||100 - 150 cm|
|Growth:||5 - 10 cm per year|
|Leaf color:||dark green|
Blossom / fruit
|Flowering period:||February to April|
|Soil type:||normal garden soil, permeable soil, Loam|
|Flowering period:||all year round|
|Requirement:||3 – 5 per meter|
|Use for:||hedge plant, beddingplant, container gardening, border plant|
|Ships as:||as pot plant|