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Camellia japonica Strawberry Blonde

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Camellia japonica Strawberry Blonde TBA

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Upright, Upright Narrow

Description:
Medium upright evergreen shrub with shiny dark green foliage and beautiful medium cream/pink informal double flowers. Flowers appear from Winter through to Spring. Great for planting under trees or in a semi-shade position, growing to around 3m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Topiary / Espalier, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers well drained, rich soils with plenty of organic matter added. Prune spent flowers as they die off. Feed with a specialised Azalea/Camellia fertiliser. Water well during hot and dry periods. A light prune in Spring will keep plant looking bushy and tidy.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Theaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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