Camellia japonica 'Mrs Tingley'
Lovely formal double pink flowers
Camellia japonica 'Mrs Tingley' is a beautiful yet hardy evergreen shrub with wonderfully showy soft pink flowers in late winter and early spring.
'Mrs Tingley' produces these large flowers for several weeks from January through to March providing a burst colour to the winter garden. As the bloom intensifies in early spring they are just spectacular.
The petals are wonderfully arranged around a central cone creating a real spectacle. 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.
|Flower Type||Formal Double|
|Supplied As||12L Pot|
|Height on Arrival||1.2m (4ft)|
|Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.||2.5m x 1.8m (8 x 6ft)|
|Supplied As||Height On ArrivalTitle||Price||Link||Image|
|7L Pot||0.9m 7L Pot
|12L Pot||1.2m 12L Pot
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.
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.
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
- 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.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
- 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.
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|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|