Large, semi-double , deeply rose red flowers and glossy, mid-green evergreen leaves. Seeds can be collected and sown as soon as the fleshy fruits split open. Generally Camellia japonica and its cultivars will respond well though slowly to renovation pruning. This cultivar was raised by the Harris family in Melbourne, Australia, and was first recorded in They will grow on clay, loam or sandy soil.
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Prefers well drained to moist soil. A mass of new shoots will appear from the pruned areas — thin these out to create a new framework.
If late frosts are expected, or very cold winter temperatures, it would benefit from protection such as a fleece covering. Camellias are typical cottage garden style plants, but are striking enough to be used in more urban gardens.
Once established, if the plant aon very easten, you can remove some of the smaller inner branches to allow more light to reach the centre of the plant. Any resulting plants may not come true to form. They prefer a sheltered position away from morning sunshine browning of the flowers is increased aiom the sun shines on petals which are dampened by frost or dewcold, dry winds, late camelila and extremes of temperature. Repeat this in the two subsequent springs until all the main branches have been cut back.
Hardwood cuttings may also be taken in autumn to late winter. Camellia japonica ‘Great Eastern’. He brought details of over 30 varieties back from Asia.
Nodal cuttings will produce flowers more quickly, in 3 to 4 years. Alternatively, sow them in spring after soaking in hot water.
Can be grown as a wall camellix or in a container, as well as a border or specimen plant. Camellias may be attacked by aphidsscale insects and vine weevil.
Could also be used to create an informal hedge or in a woodland setting. Neutral to acid soil is required to grow camellias. About us Links Terms and conditions of use. Happiest in part shade. Slow; it will reach flowsr full height in 10 to 20 years.
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Can be propagated from internodal or nodal semi-ripe cuttings from midsummer to early autumn. To train a young camellia to be a bushier plant, cut all long, leggy stems back to 2 to 3 budsremoving any weak stems entirely. They will grow on clay, loam or sandy soil. Where to grow it Happiest in part shade. This is a pretty low maintenance plant, just needing pruning as required.
This cultivar was raised by the Harris family in Melbourne, Australia, and was first recorded in Large, semi-doubledeeply rose red flowers and glossy, mid-green evergreen leaves. Seeds can be collected and sown as soon as the fleshy fruits split open.
In spring, layer a low-growing shoot which is maximum 12mm in diameter and allow 2 years for rooting to take place before severing and lifting the new plant.
Prune Camellia japonica during or just after flowering in the spring. Camellia eaxtern blight can be a problem, particularly in areas with high temperature and humidity.
Camellia japonica ‘Great Eastern’
Shape it grows into Upright, bushy shrub. Simple layering can also be effective. Camellias may also be hybridised. If you wish you can deadhead your camellia regularly daily if possible to remove the unsightly, browning older flowers. Viral diseaseshoney fungus and leaf spot can also occur. Chlorosis of the leaves may occur if the soil easterb lacking in nutrients such as iron.