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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
camellia 'Nicky Crisp'
Camellia are evergreen shrubs with simple, ovate, glossy, leathery leaves and showy flowers with solitary or clustered flowers early in the year
'Nicky Crisp' is a cultivar of hybrid origin with slow and compact growth, eventually reaching around 2-2.5m in height. Pale pink, double flowers, with a central display of yellow stamens, appear over 5-6 weeks in spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or North-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile acid or neutral soils, rich in organic matter with a mulch. Choose a sheltered, semi-shaded site. For container cultivation use a lime free medium and keep the containers outdoors in summer in a shaded site. Although hardy, flower buds and flowers need shelter from drying winds, frost and direct, early morning sun. See camellia cultivation
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Can get aphids, cushion scale and vine weevil
Flowers may be infected by camellia petal blight
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