Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 20-30cm
Characteristics: Upright, bushy habit with beautiful, red rose-like flowers.
Growth & Spread: Medium rate grower. Reaches a height of about 1. 5 to 2.0 m and a spread of 1.8 – 2.1 m.
Flourishing Season: Flowers in April to May.
Water & Maintenance: Needs regular watering, especially in potted plantings and while getting established in the first few years. Plant in a neutral pH 7.0 soil or less to the acidic side.
The “Lady Campbell” has exquisite, deep-red blooms. The intricate petal patterns lend themselves well to being used in cuttings for flower arrangements. The plants themselves during the spring flowering season are covered with individual blooms.
Being an evergreen, the glossy green leaves will be present year-round and add a vibrant note of green to your garden during the grey, winter months.
The plant prefers partially-shaded to shaded areas, which offer protection, but allow regular moisture to be available. One ideal situation for this plant is to use a carefully maintained pot that allows for a more acidic soil while retaining moisture, but drains well.
With winter protection in colder climates, the Camellia species can survive harsher, cold weather. Protect in the winter and best to avoid east and south facing areas. Remove dead heads after flowering.
Other suggested uses include areas of a mixed shrub or hedge row. They do well in large containers and look quite brilliant when used in woodland garden settings. Wherever you decide to put this beauty, you will be delighted by its multitude of wonderful blooms.
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