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1ft Camellia 'Blood of China' | 9cm Pot | Camellia japonica

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Early blooming eye-catching vibrant red Camellia

If red is your colour then this is the Camellia for you! A fantastic, vibrant red that appears early in the year when all else is looking rather grey. Camellia japonica 'Blood of China' is a beautiful yet hardy, evergreen shrub with rich scarlet red flowers from early spring and glossy and leathery leaves. It's ideal for a mixed or spring border and the foliage provides an excellent foil for early perennials. The petals are wonderfully ruffled around a central point creating a fantastic display. Even once the flowers have dropped this plant still has great ornamental effect as its evergreen, glossy foliage is a welcome addition to any garden. As a small shrub, this Camellia is perfectly suited to planting in a container to bring some colour to a terrace or patio and will do best in ericaceous soil in either partial shade or sun

  • Supplied As: 9cm Pot
  • Height on Arrival: 20-30cm (1ft)
  • Age: 2 Years
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 2.5m x 2.5m (8 x 8ft)
  • Flowering Period: March
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Flower Type: Rose Form Double
  • Fragrant: No
  • Features: Intricate Flowers
About your plant

Your Camelia will be delivered directly from our trusted nursery. This means that you’ll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning Camellias, and will do so until hours before they are packed.

Packaging

Your Camelia will be packaged into a specially designed, extra thick cardboard box, which will hold it securely in place. They will then be delivered via a delicate courier network to prevent any chance of damage on their journey to your home.
How your order will arrive
It is important to regularly water your Camellia, (at least bimonthly for two months). You should also choose a location where it has adequate space; this can be calculated from your variety's eventual height and spread. Please see below for our planting guidance:

  • Dig a hole that is twice the radius of your plant’s rootball. Make sure that you drench the rootball before planting.
  • Place the pot in the planting hole, and make sure that it sits no lower than an inch below the ground.
  • Fill the planting hole with a mix of ericaceous compost and garden soil, finishing with ericaceous fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
  • Once you are happy with your efforts, give your Camellia a generous watering.
  • Add mulch on top (whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones), and make sure that the mulch doesn’t touch the stem. Please note, the organic materials should come from acidic sources such as conifers.
Aside from presenting beautiful blooms, Camellias are very easy to grow shrubs. Their growth and output will likely be fine providing you follow our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common query topics:

  • Hardiness: Camellias are concentrated in temperate regions; primarily the Himalayas, China, and Japan. As such, they are more than suitable for the UK's mild climate.
  • Position: Camellias thrive in dappled shade and a few hours sunlight a day will be perfectly sufficient. Planting your Camellia in a sheltered spot will also help it put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil: Camellias are suited to acidic soils below 5.5pH, and a pH above this will reduce the amount of nutrients they can absorb. You can increase the acidity of their soil by watering them with rainwater, and using pine needles and ericaceous compost as mulch. With chalky soils, you are better off planting your Camelia in a pot filled with ericaceous compost.
  • Pots: Planting in pots is recommended as it can be difficult to maintain acidity in your garden’s beds. Using ericaceous compost (and ericaceous fertiliser) is essential, but it may need replacing once in a while.
More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Evergreen
Features Evergreen, Plants For Spring Blossom, Winter Interest Plants
Flower Colour Pink
Flowering Month March
Needs Ericaceous Compost? Yes
Species Camellia japonica
Stem/Bark/Cane Colour Green
Type Camellias
Colour Green, Red
Eventual Height 8m-12m
Eventual Spread 8m+
Foliage Colour Green
Growth Habit Bushy
Annual Rate Of Growth Medium Growing
Supplied As 9cm Pot
Supplied As 9cm Pot
Type Ornamental Shrubs
Latin Name Camellia

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