|Latin Name||Camellia japonica|
|Common Name||Japanese Camellia|
|Position||Position away from the early morning sun in partial shade. Shelter away from cold drying winds.|
|Soil||Prefers moist, well drained, humus rich soil. Needs an acidic soil, pH 5.5-6.5. Use only an ericaceous compost when transferring into larger pots.|
|Rate of Growth||Fast|
|Garden Care||Appreciates an annual mulch. Feed in early summer. Prefers watering with rainwater, freely in summer and more sparingly in winter.|
An elegant evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Grown for their bold foliage and showy flowers. They make excellent specimen plants or can be incorporated into borders or woodland garden schemes.