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  • camellia
  • Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Camellia × williamsii 'Anticipation'

camellia

RHS award of garden merit £19.99 £15.99
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Pot size 3 litre pot
3 litre pot
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  • 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: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: February and March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An extremely hardy camellia that produces large, ruffled, peony-form, crimson flowers in late winter and early spring. This handsome, evergreen shrub has glossy, bright green leaves, and is one of the most popular and easy-to-grow forms of camellia. Narrowly upright in habit, it's ideal for use in a large pation container or for creating an informal, flowering screen.

  • 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.
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