How to plant and grow Camellia Japonica
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Plant Information - Camellia Japonica (1005 KB)
Camellia japonica is the most widely known and grown of the Camellia species and comprises literally thousands of named varieties, usually referred to simply as ‘Camellias’.
Many Camellia japonica have now been crossed with other species and some of the resulting hybrids have been included in this section together with a number of species belonging to the genus Camellia.
Camellia Japonica – Guilio Nuccio
Listed hereunder are the selected best of the hundreds of varieties grown and carefully observed over many years- chosen to cover the charming and infinite variety of size, colour and form provided by this species and particularly for their individual qualities and beauty.
Whilst varieties are continually tested, only those superior in form, colour or general excellence will be listed.
SOIL CONDITIONSCamellias are adaptable to most soil conditions with the addition of using ANL's COW AND COMPOST, PREMIUM GARDEN MIX or GREENLIFE MULCH AND COMPOST to improve nutrient and moisture content.
FERTILISINGFertilise with ECLIPSE, OSMOCOTE or ‘KAHOONA’ CAMELLIA FOODS to encourage sustained healthy growth and flowers. Camellias like a fortnightly application of a soluble solution such as AQUASOL or THRIVE FLOWER AND FRUIT. Maintain regular watering intervals of a SEASOL POWERFEED, HARVEST or MAXICROP solution. This will encourage sustained health of the root system.
For container growing feed with OSMOCOTE (warmer months), GARDEN GOLD or BLOOD 'N’ BONE.
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CAMELLIA JAPONICA CULTIVARS
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BETTY RIDLEY (japonica x sasanqua- reticulata hybrid)Medium size FORMAL DOUBLE of perfect form. Slightly blue toned pink. Profuse bloomer. Medium, upright growth. Long flowering. EARLY APRIL to MID-SEPTEMBER.
BOB HOPELarge SEMI-DOUBLE. Black red. Compact, bushy growth. MID-MAY to MID-SEPTEMBER.
BRUSHFIELD’S YELLOWMedium size INFORMAL DOUBLE. Pale primrose yellow petaloids surrounded by antique white petals. First flowers may be pink. Compact upright growth. MID-APRIL to EARLY SEPTEMBER.
Camellia Japonica – Buttons ‘N Bows
BUTTONS ‘N BOWS (saluenensis hybrid)Medium FORMAL DOUBLE. Deep pink on outer petals shading to white in centre. Medium, bushy growth. MID-APRIL to MID-SEPTEMBER.
DEBUTANTELarge full INFORMAL DOUBLE. Soft pink blooms. Upright growth. (Young plants sometimes show natural heavy leaf fall) MID-MARCH to MID-SEPTEMBER.
DESIRELarge FORMAL DOUBLE. White with pink edge, perfectly formed. Vigorous, bushy growth. MID-APRIL to MID-SEPTEMBER
Very large SEMI-DOUBLE. Deep rose pink. Very vigorous, upright open growth. Prune to compact when about 2m. MID-MAY to MID-SEPTEMBER.
ECCLEFIELDVery large INFORMAL DOUBLE. White. Vigorous upright growth. LATE MAY to MID-SEPTEMBER.
ELEGANS CHAMPAGNELarge bloom with DOUBLE CENTRE. White with pale yellow centre petaloids. Needs heavy disbudding. Recommended for collectors only. Medium, compact growth and spreading habit. LATE MAY to MID-SEPTEMBER.
EMPEROR OF RUSSIAMedium to large INFORMAL DOUBLE. Bright to deep red. Strong shapely plant. LATE MAY to MID-SEPTEMBER.
GRAND SLAMLarge bloom with DOUBLE CENTRE but sometimes informal double or semi-double in form. Glowing deep red. Vigorous, open, upright growth. LATE MAY to MID-SEPTEMBER.
GREAT EASTERNLarge SEMI-DOUBLE. Rose red with occasional white markings at base of petals. Considerable colour variation may occur. Early flowers can be small and needs early and heavy disbudding for large blooms. Solid, upright, bushy plant. EARLY MAY to MID-SEPTEMBER
GUILIO NUCCIOLarge to very large SEMI-DOUBLE with large rabbit-eared petaloids. Coral rose. Vigorous, compact, bushy growth. MID-MAY to MID-SEPTEMBER.
HIGH FRAGRANCEMedium PEONY FORM (9cm). Pale ivory pink with deeper pink edges. Vigorous, open habit. MID-JUNE to MID-SEPTEMBER.
KRAMERS BEAUTYLarge INFORMAL DOUBLE. Vibrant crimson red. Vigorous, upright growth. Sets many buds. LATE APRIL to MID-SEPTEMBER.
LADY LOCHLarge INFORMAL DOUBLE. Pale pink edged white with occasional, usually small, splashes of deep rose. Erect growth. MID-APRIL to MID-SEPTEMBER
LAURIE BRAYMedium to large SEMI-DOUBLE varying in form from almost single to simple informal double. Pale pink colour which intensifies as flower ages. Bushy growth. MID-APRIL to EARLY SEPTEMBER.
LOVELIGHTLarge SEMI-DOUBLE. White blooms with broad, rounded and creped petals. Vigorous, upright habit. MID-APRIL to EARLY SEPTEMBER.
MAGNOLIIFLORA (Hagoromo)Medium size SEMI-DOUBLE. Very pale pink with two rows of firm petals. Star-like in appearance. Medium, upright, bushy growth. MID-MAY to MID-SEPTEMBER.
Camellia Japonica – Margaret Davis