• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Camellia japonica 'Mathotiana Alba'

camellia 'Mathotiana Alba'

camellia 'Mathotiana Alba'

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  • Other common names camellia 'Mathotiana Alba'

  • Genus Camellia are evergreen shrubs with simple, ovate, glossy, leathery leaves and showy flowers with solitary or clustered flowers early in the year

  • Family Theaceae / Theaceae

  • Details 'Mathotiana Alba' is a medium-sized shrub of lax growth, with pure white formal double flowers to 13cm in width, composed of many neatly overlapping petals, in mid and late spring

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Loam

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Suitable for woodland and acidic soils. Position in a site sheltered from cold, dry winds and early morning sun as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds and late frosts

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8

Pests May be attacked by aphids, scale insect and vine weevil

Diseases May be subject to virus diseases

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