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camellia 'Leonard Messel'
Camellia japonica 'Leonard Messel' Camellia reticulata 'Leonard Messel'
Camellia are evergreen shrubs with simple, ovate, glossy, leathery leaves and showy flowers with solitary or clustered flowers early in the year
'Leonard Messel' is a large rounded shrub with semi-double, clear rose-pink flowers to 12cm across and prominent yellow stamens
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-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 of bark chips or other organic material. For container cultivation use a lime free medium and keep the containers outdoors in summer in a shaded site.
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens
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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