Camellia

Camellia X Williamsii Donation

A bushy evergreen shrub covered in orchid pink semi-double flowers in early Spring. A reliable and popular hybrid (between C. japonica and C. saluensis), raised at Borde Hill garden in Sussex. Camellias prefer slightly acidic, well drained soil and light shade and can be used as an effective ornamental hedge. A welcome if rather blowsy splash of colour at the end of a long winter.

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