Camellia japonica 'Triumphans' 20-30cm - 9cm Pot

Code: TR1025
Camellia japonica 'Triumphans' 20-30cm - 9cm Pot
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Camellia japonica 'Triumphans' 20-30cm - 9cm Pot
Camellia Japonica 'Triumphans' 20-30cm - 9cm Pot

This Camellia is a beautiful yet hardy, evergreen shrub with deep rose-pink flowers from mid- to late 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.

Characteristics
  • Pot Size: 9cm Pot
  • Height on Arrival: 20-30cm
  • Eventual Height: 2-3m
  • Eventual Spread: 2-3m
  • Rate of Growth: 5-10 Years
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Flowering Period: January-March (Mid)
  • Foliage Colour: Dark Green
  • Hardiness Rating: Fully Hardy
  • Planting Period: All Year
  • Evergreen
  • Prefered Position: Partial Shade
  • Prefered Soil Type: Ericaceous
  • Moisture Requirements: Well-drained
  • Exposure: Semi sheltered
  • Wildlife Friendly: Yes - attracts insects and bees

    Planting advice

    Choosing the right position for your camellia is essential. They need to be in a reasonably sheltered area with well draining soil and ideally dappled sun or semi shade. They will not do well in waterlogged area. Acid soil is preferred - if you have chalky or limestone soils than container planting is advised.

    Plant your camellia relatively high, so that the top of the root ball is level with the surface of the soil. This helps water drain away from the trunk.

    Camellia are shallow rooting, so avoid planting them under shallow-rooted trees such as birch or cherry.

    If potting in a container, be sure to use a mix of 3 parts ericaceous compost and 1 part well draining soil. For extra drainage add some stones to the bottom of the pot.

    Looking after your camellia

    Watering: Young camellias are not particularly drought tolerant so ensure to water at least 3-4 times a week during dry summer spells. Older plants become more resilient and are moderate drinkers. Avoid overwatering by ensuring soil dries out between watering.

    Pruning: A light pruning after the spring bloom is advised, just enough to encourage the desired shape. Pinching off the tips of branches will encourage more fullness.

    Fertilising: Once blooming has finished, feed camellias sparingly with a balanced fertiliser, or with a fertilizer designed for acid-loving plants. For increased absorption, apply fertiliser in a circle around the shrub, rather than concentrating it directly around the trunk.

    This is an example of 9cm potted plant:

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    Customer Reviews

    Average Rating: 4.3/5 (3 reviews)

    Rating: 3/5

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

    Reviewed Thursday, 3 May 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "Arrived in record time in perfect condition. Very friendly service and reasonable prices. Very pleased with the plants."

    Reviewed Monday, 12 February 2018

    Rating: 5/5

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

    Reviewed Tuesday, 23 January 2018

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