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  • camellia
  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Camellia reticulata 'Mary Williams'


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1.5 litre pot £19.99
1.5 litre pot £19.99
  • Position: partial shade (but not east-facing)
  • Soil: moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil (or ericaceous compost for container-grown specimens)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Invaluable for adding a splash of late winter and early spring colour, this compact camellia will thrive in partially shaded borders (with acidic soils) - or it can be grown in large pots filled with ericaceous compost. It offers year round interest, but it's when the large, single or semi-double pink flowers appear that it really earns its keep.

  • Garden care: To prevent damage to the emerging buds and flowers, protect from cold, dry winds and early morning sun. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June. Top-dress annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant.