Camellia Japonica

Camellia Japonica



Camellia Bonomiana is a beautiful ornamental shrub which grows up to 120 cm high and 100 cm wide. It flowers profusely. The flowers are medium-sized, and not quite full. Their white colour fades to pale pink, and here and there are adorned with intensely pink streaks. One flower is made up of more than 80 petals. Bonomi blooms from January to March. The plant is evergreen.



This shrub is best positioned in a bright place, yet sheltered from direct sunlight. The plant prefers free draining humus soil. The optimum soil pH should be slightly acidic.

In Poland Camellias are usually taken indoors for winter. The plant should be watered well in spring and autumn. While in summer, when the first buds appear watering must be limited, however do not allow to dry out. In winter, once again limit watering, as the temperature decreases. The aim is to provoke the plants to bloom. When in bloom, water well again. Once every few years the shrub should be trimmed. Trimming (and replanting) Camellias should be done immediately after flowering. Young shoots shortened back to the woody stem. Fertilizers should be used, especially during flowering, but the dose should be diluted.
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