Camellia Reticulata x Williamsii 'Black Lace' 7L Pot (90-120cm)

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Camellia Reticulata x Williamsii 'Black Lace' 7L Pot (90-120cm)
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Camellia Reticulata x Williamsii 'Black Lace' 7L Pot (90-120cm)
Camellia Reticulata x Williamsii 'Black Lace' 7L Pot (90-120cm)

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.

Characteristics
  • Pot Size: 7L Pot
  • Height on Arrival: 90-120cm
  • Eventual Height: 1.5-2.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5-2.5m
  • 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.

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    Customer Reviews

    Average Rating: 4.8/5 (5 reviews)

    Rating: 5/5

    "5 star bacl lace camellia!!! Best value for my money!!!"

    Reviewed Saturday, 31 March 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "cannot fault this plant would use again and will recommend"

    Reviewed Thursday, 8 March 2018

    Rating: 4/5

    "Well, it was more like 80cm, really, but in great shape."

    Reviewed Thursday, 15 February 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "Lovely healthy looking plant"

    Reviewed Wednesday, 3 January 2018

    Rating: 5/5

    "A Healthy plant, good size"

    Reviewed Sunday, 17 December 2017

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