Adorn your garden with this evergreen shrub and magnificent display of blooms. The Camellia Japonica Emperor of Russia has extremely large, double, brilliant scarlet flowers with golden stamens surrounded by twisted, inner petals. Flowers appear in early winter and remain right through to spring. It has dense and bushy foliage and can be grown into a small tree. To protect this plant, avoid dense shade as it will limit flowering and shelter from the hot afternoon sun and wind. Plant it in a feature pot, grow it as a hedge, or an espalier. If you have slightly acidic soil, this is the plant for you.
|Growth Width — 2m|
|Growth Height — 4m|
|Flower Colour — Pink|
|Flowering Period — June, July, August, September, October|
|Light Requirements — Morning Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Sandy soil, Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
You can plant your Camellia at any time of the year, however the best time is in late winter. Choose an outdoor spot with partial shade. Your Camellia will do well in slightly acidic soil. Do not add lime to your soil.
Always keep your Camellia plant moist, especially in hot and dry weather. Use compost and mulch around the plant to keep its shallow roots cool and moist. Be sure to keep the mulch away from the trunk to avoid any potential rot.
You can lightly trim the tips of your Camellia plant during spring to shape or thin out its branches. This will also keep leaves dense and compact.