4ft Camellia 'Black Lace' | 7L Pot | Camellia Reticulata x Williamsii
Mesmerizing bright red Camellia Reticulata
A wonderful Camellia for those who want to add a splash of colour. The bright red flowers stand out brilliantly against the dark green glossy foliage. 'Black Lace' may provide you with much needed winter colour as early as late January in some years with flowering continuing for several weeks well into spring. As the bloom intensifies in early spring they are just spectacular. The arrangement of petals is so symmetrical it creates a mesmerizing effect as your brain tries to make sense of the flower vortex. 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.
- Flowering Period: March-April
- Flower Color: Red
- Flower Type: Formal double
- Fragrant: Slightly
- Features: Intricate flower
- Supplied As: 7L Pot
- Height on Arrival: 90-120cm (3-4 ft)
- Age: 2 years
- Eventual Height & Spread: 2.5m x 2.5m (8 x 8ft)
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
|Deciduous Or Evergreen||Evergreen|
|Features||Evergreen, Plants For Spring Blossom|
|Flowering Month||March, April|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||Yes|
|Species||Camellia reticulata x williamsii|
|Stem/Bark/Cane Colour||Brown, Green|
|Annual Rate Of Growth||Medium Growing|
|Supplied As||7L Pot|
|Supplied As||6L-8L Pot|