Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

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  • Position: partial shade (but not east-facing)
  • Soil: moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil (or ericaceous compost for container-grown specimens)
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An unusual camellia with semi-double, white flowers, flushed and striped rose-pink, and distinctive, almost holly-like, dark green leaves. This upright, evergreen shrub is perfect for growing in a large, well-drained pot. Since it's less vigorous than other varieties of camellia it's easy to keep small and neat.

  • Garden care: To prevent damage to the emerging buds and flowers protect from cold, dry winds and early morning sun. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June. Top-dress annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant. Protect container-grown specimens in winter by wrapping with bubble wrap or hessian.

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I would recommend this product

By Laura

from Hampshire

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart':

    This was a healthy plant when I bought it with some buds on it which flowered well. It has made good growth over the summer, having been fed regularly and in ericaceous compost in a pot against a north wall. There are more buds on it and I look forward to an even better display of the beautiful flowers in early spring.

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    5.0

    Beautiful Camellia

    By MariaS

    from London

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart':

      It's unfailingly interesting in flower: the flowers come in a range of colours on the same bush, so you never know what the next bud will reveal. Like all camellias, it's healthy, pest free and happy in a pot with acid soil.

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        Have got a chamelia about 5ft high and 3ft wide in my front garden. It needs moving as a garden wall will be built in its spot. When is the best time to move it? I understand about getting as much root ball as possible and pre-digging new hole etc
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        Asked on 4/12/2016 by Gareth from United Kingdom

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          Hello there
          The best time to move evergreen plants is in October or late March when the soil is still warm or warming up, but this is a large specimen so as you say, you will need to lift with as much root ball as possible. It is a stressful process for any plants so you will need to keep it well watered, and apply a good mulch around the base of the plant to help keep moisture in the soil.

          Answered on 5/12/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
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