Donation Camellias

£30.00

Donation is a wonderful exceptionally long-flowering camellia that produces large, semi-double, soft pink, saucer-shaped flowers from February to May among glossy, bright evergreen leaves. Donation in full bloom is a wonderous sight giving so much pleasure with its profusion of blooms.

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Approx height when sent

40-50cms 3L pot

Description

Donation is a wonderful exceptionally long-flowering camellia that produces large, semi-double, soft pink, saucer-shaped flowers from February to May among glossy, bright evergreen leaves. Donation in full bloom is a wonderous sight giving so much pleasure with its profusion of blooms.

Growing in partial shade the flowers of this evergreen shrub last longer and are less likely to fade. Compact with a bushy upright shape, it’s perfect for growing in a large patio container or in the garden giving great cheer in late winter and spring. It is also excellent for creating a year round screen with its evergreen leaves and months of flowering.

Position: partial shade (be careful planting east-facing because bright early sunshine might damage flowers)

Soil: moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil (or ericaceous compost for container-grown specimens)

Rate of growth: Average

Flowering period: February to May

Height & Spread: in 10 years 1.5m-1.8m (5-6ft)

Hardiness: fully hardy.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained acid soil in a sheltered position. Protect emerging buds and flowers from cold, dry winds and early morning sun. Fertilise in mid-spring and early summer. If grown in a container, use ericaceous compost.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Garden care: To prevent damage to the young buds and flowers, camellias require protection 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.

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