£32.50 – £82.50
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Flowering in Apr, Feb, Mar
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Camellias are a glorious treat in the garden bringing great pleasure in late winter and spring. Evergreen, they are a lovely addition to any semi-shaded sheltered courtyard or garden. Camellias Adolphe Audusson will brighten up any garden during the winter.
These shrubs dislike lime, growing best in neutral to acid well-drained soil. Plant in a protected position away from cold and drying winds, preferably with a westerly or northerly aspect. This is to prevent the buds and flowers from being damaged in the early morning frost and or cold spells in spring. Use ericaceous compost if the soil is not suitable or you are planting in a pot.
Camellias may be planted at any time of year provided that the ground is not too frosty. Use leaf mould around the hole to encourage drainage and if planting against a fence do plant at least 12″ – 30cm away from the wall to ensure rainfall is available. Camellias need to be kept well watered during dry spells, particularly when newly planted and a mulch of peat in early spring is useful in retaining moisture. They can be fed up to three times a year with an iron fertiliser, this helps maintain growth and flowers.
A systemic insecticide in June or July can be used to prevent attack by scale insects.
Camellias vary in height and spread but some camellias can grow up to approx 5m x 4m however they can be kept at a smaller size as they respond well to pruning. Pruning is not necessary but if needed should take place after flowering. Do dead head camellias after flowering.
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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