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

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

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.

Variety Information

Flowering Period March
Flower Colour Pink
Flower Type Rose Form Double
Fragrant No
Features Intricate Flowers

Size Information

Supplied As 9cm Pot
Height on Arrival 20-30cm (1ft)
Age 2 Years
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 2.5m x 2.5m (8 x 8ft)
Supplied As Height On ArrivalTitle Price Link Image
9cm Pot 0.3m 9cm Pot
RRP £9.90  £7.99
RRP £9.90  £7.99This Product
10L Pot 1.2m 10L Pot
£39.99
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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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5/5 (4 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Because it arrived promtly on time in good condition."

Reviewed Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Rating: 3/5

"Very dry plant, is not growing very well."

Reviewed Thursday, 3 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto"

Reviewed Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived in good condition, good root ball, very healthy plant."

Reviewed Tuesday, 23 January 2018

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