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'Desire' Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Desire'

This camellia is a great compact, evergreen shrub.

The 'Desire' camellia has a lovely formal double flower in shades of white merging into pink towards the edges of the petals. The compact habit of the plant makes it ideal for container pot growing.

The camellia desire is a very delicate, beautiful plant and flower, and brings fantastic colour into a winter garden emerging into spring.

Native to:
East Asia
Eventual height:
3 m
Eventual width:
3 m
Hardiness:
Full hardy
Sun:
Full-partial sun
Soil:
Well drained, moist, humus rich acid to neutral soil
Flower:
Formal double of white shading to pink
Leaf:
Bright green
Flowering period:
February to April
Dislikes:
Strong Winds, early morning sunlight

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Maintenance

Low maintenance. Prune after flowering to shape. Protect from strong winds and if grown in a container do not feed after August or the plant will be damaged.

Further information

Our 2L Desire will have the approximate height and spread of 0.3m x 0.2m. Our 1L Desire will have the approximate height and spread of 0.2m x 0.15m.

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