Camellia japonica 'Alba Simplex'
camellia 'Alba Simplex'
A vigorous evergreen shrub with an open, upright habit, and dark green, elliptic leaves with finely serrated edges. Mid sized, single white flowers to 8.5cm across, with occasional pink flecks and streaks, are produced in mid to late spring
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Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
East–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
Camellia are evergreen shrubs with simple, ovate, glossy, leathery leaves and showy flowers with solitary or clustered flowers early in the year
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How to grow
Prefers acidic soil with plenty of organic matter and good drainage. Position in light shade, and shelter from cold, dry winds and early morning sun, as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds and late frosts. See camellia cultivation for more detailed advice
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
- Wall side borders
Pruning group 8 (evergreens), after flowering
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