Camellia japonica 'Black Lace' | 2L Pot

Code: TR1471
Camellia japonica 'Black Lace' | 2L Pot
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Camellia japonica 'Black Lace' | 2L Pot

A beautiful Camellia with sumptuous red blooms and evergreen foliage

An evergreen shrub, this Camellia Japonica (Black Lace) will bear sumptuous red blooms during late Winter to early Spring. This Camellia is hence perfect for enriching your garden with romantic colour when other plants have presently died down. This variety additionally boasts shiny green foliage, which will grace your garden all year round. Preferring loose, moist, and slightly acidic soil, ensure that you use plenty of Rhododendron soil when planting your Camellia. We also advise you to position in an area that will not receive direct sunlight between midday and 3pm.

Although this Camellia benefits from a hardy nature, if there is severe frost, protection via a horticultural fleece is recommended. Prune immediately after flowering, if deemed necessary.

Variety Information

Flower ColourRed
Flowering PeriodMarch
FeaturesRed blooms, evergreen foliage.

Size Information

Supplied As2 Litre
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.35 - 40cm
Age3 Years
Eventual Height Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.125cm (4ft)
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Key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your plant has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Before planting, drench the rootball. Place the pot in the hole, ensuring it sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Fill the hole with a mix of ericaceous compost and garden soil, and add ericaceous fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones, but be sure organic materials come from acidic sources such as conifers. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Your camellia will be sent directly from the grower, in the heart of England, to your doorstep. This approach means that you get a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day and at your door the next. Our expert nurserymen and women have spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding and pruning camellias and will do so until hours before it is packed. We see this as a real advantage over garden centres, were plants can be left unattended for weeks on end, or even other mail order companies that despatch from fulfillment sites.

This plant will be expertly packaged into a specially designed, extra thick cardboard box, which holds the plant in place, and sent through a delicate courier network to prevent any chance of damage in transit.

Camellia plants are easy to grow. Your plant’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: camellias are concentrated in temperature regions - primarily the Himalayas, China and Japan - and are perfectly adapted to the UK's climate.
  • Position: camellias thrive in dappled shade and a few hours sunlight a day will suffice. Planting your plant in a sheltered spot will allow the plant to put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil Types: Soil Types: camellias are suited to acidic soils below 5.5pH. pHs above this will reduce the amount of nutrients a plant can absorb. You can increase the acidity of your soil by watering with rainwater and using pine needles and ericaceous compost as mulch. With chalky soils, you are better off planting in pots, filling it with ericaceous compost. It is important to avoid waterlogged soils, which starve a plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases.
  • Planting In Pots: planting in pots is recommended as it can be difficult to maintain acidity in garden soil. Using ericaceous compost (and ericaceous fertiliser) is essential, but it may need replacing once in while. Our nurserymen and women change the soil annually for maximum blooms.

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