• 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 Rosea'

camellia 'Mathotiana Rosea'

camellia 'Mathotiana Rosea'

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  • Other common names camellia 'Mathotiana Rosea'

  • Synonyms Camellia 'Pink Spangles'

  • Family Theaceae

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

  • Details 'Mathotiana Rosea' is a vigorous evergreen shrub with large clear pink formal double flowers in mid- and late spring


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

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

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Loam

  • pHAcid, Neutral


  • 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 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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