The Camellia Japonica is a evergreen shrub that blooms early in the spring. The Camellia with its rose-like flowers continues to flower for a long time.
The Camellia Japonica is hardy, but some shelter is advisable in severe frost. Cover the Camelia with breathable material.
It can happen that the Camellia loses its leaves (due to frost damage). Don't panic, the plant will recover in the course of the year.
The Camellia Japonica does not like to be in full sun. A spot in partial shade is most ideal.
Water the plant sufficiently and if placed in nutrient-rich soil, the Camellia can grow up to 300 cm high.
Because the Camellia japonica has a tropical appearance, you tend to spoil it. Don't as buds need to stay cool to open. So preferably no early morning sun. If the buds warm up too quickly after a night frost, they can fall off.
The Camellia japonica is a slow grower, about 15 to 20 cm per year. When the plant has finished flowering, you can prune the plant back. Limit this to a few protruding branches and leave the plant alone.
In summer, keep the soil moist and fertilize the plant with potassium-rich fertilizer in mid-summer. After fertilizing, spray well with rain or descaled water immediately.
Camellia Japonica, a tropical-looking hardy plant.