Camellia japonica ‘Australis’

characteristics

FOLIAGE | HABIT | FLOWER

THIS IS A EVERGREEN PLANT WITH A BUSHY HABBIT. IT PRODUCES PINKY/RED FLOWERS IN LATE WINTER TILL EARLY SPRING.

 

ASPECT | SOIL | PH

THIS PLANT LIKES A NORTH/EAST/WEST FACING GARDEN. IT ENJOYS A SHELTERED POSITION IN A CLAY, SAND OR LOAM SOIL

 

HEIGHT | SPREAD | GROWING TIME

THE PLANT TAKES ROUGHLY 10-20 YEARS TO GAIN FULL HEIGHT AND SPREAD. HEIGHT UP TO 2.5-4 METRES. SPREAD UP TO 1.5-2.5 METRES.

 

PRUNE | PESTS | DISEASE

CAMELLIAS FALL IN PRUNING GROUP 8, THIS MEANS MINIMAL PRUNING IS REQUIRED. DEAD HEADING AND THE REMOVAL OF DEAD, DYING AND DISEASED BRANCHES IS RECOMMENED. PRUNING TO ADD SHAPE IS ALSO RECOMMENEDED. CAN SUFFER FROM APHIDS, VINE WEEVIL AND SCALE INSECTS. GENERALLY DISEASE FREE APART FROM POTENTAL FOR VIRUSES.

SUGGESTED PLANTING LOCATIONS AND GARDEN TYPES

FLOWER BEDS, LOW MAINTAINANCE BORDERS, PLANTED FOR ADDED WINTER INTREST.

Common name:

Australis

 sun rain
Full sun to part shade Well drained, moist but well drained
 cold  info
H5 (-10 to -15) Not poisonous

 

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