Japonica

  • Colours
  • Flower Form
  • Flowering Time
  • Awards
  • Hardness

The name simply means native to Japan although they are found in Taiwan too. They are thousands of forms and crossed with many other species. Well known for their beautiful glossy foliage but what is sometimes forgotten is the variety of sizes and shapes in the large number of cultivars.

Leaves can vary from small to very large, narrow to rounded and there is even a "fishtail" leaf, which divides at the tip.

Japonicas flower from late winter to May and are famous for their bold red flowers but this is not the only colour on the japonica's palette.

The colours actually range from pure white, through the pinks and on to the richest reds. Japonicas will form a good shaped shrub and can eventually become a tree, though again there is no fixed shape for these cultivars and each plant should be looked at for it's own merits. Some are vigorous and compact, others tall-growing and pendulous.

  • Camellia 'Aaron's Ruby'

    Camellia 'Aaron's Ruby'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and brilliant, mettalic red semi-double flowers with golden stamens. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £28.00
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    Camellia 'Adelina Patti'

    Rosy-pink, flushed carmine, single, cup-shaped, white rim and splayed golden stamens. Open upright growth. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Early Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Adolphe Audusson'

    Camellia 'Adolphe Audusson'

    Average, compact evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, semi-double, dark red flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Alaskan Belle'

    Camellia 'Alaskan Belle'

    Compact upright rapid growing evergreen shrub with white, semi-double flowers with clusters of bright yellow stamens.., Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Angel'

    Camellia 'Angel'

    Vigorous, compact, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, semi-double, white flowers with fluted petals. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £18.00
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    Camellia 'AS 93 09'

    Seedling from Alba Simplex. Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for rich foliage and single white flowers for several weeks. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil. From Stonehurst, Spring
    £20.00
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    Camellia 'Baby Pearl'

    White formal double shaded pink, mid to late season. Bred by Nuccio's Nursery, USA, Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Ballet Dancer AGM.'

    Camellia 'Ballet Dancer AGM.'

    Vigorous, compact, upright, evergreen shrub valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, full peony, creamy pink flowers, with coral pink margins. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Bella Romana'

    Camellia 'Bella Romana'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and formal double, pink flowers, heavily striped with crimson. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Mid-late Spring
    £28.00
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  • Camellia 'Beni Hassaku'

    Camellia 'Beni Hassaku'

    Compact, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and rich reddish-pink, single flowers, early in the season. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., early to mid-Spring
    £12.00
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  • Camellia 'Beni-arajishi'

    Camellia 'Beni-arajishi'

    Vigorous, open, upright, evergreen shrub. Valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, full peony form, dark salmon rose flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £28.00
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  • Camellia 'Betty Sheffield Pink'

    Camellia 'Betty Sheffield Pink'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and deep rose-pink, semi-double flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £12.00
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  • Camellia 'Billie McCaskill'

    Camellia 'Billie McCaskill'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and soft pink, semi-double flowers with darker, fimbriated edges. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Mid-late Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Black Tie'

    Camellia 'Black Tie'

    Average, open, upright, evergreen shrub. Valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and small, formal double (resembling a rose bud), dark red flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Blackburnia (?'

    Camellia 'Blackburnia (?'

    Vigorous, compact, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and crimson / deep cherry red anemone-form flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £12.00
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  • Camellia 'Brushfield's Yellow'

    Camellia 'Brushfield's Yellow'

    Vigorous, compact, evergreen shrub. Valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, antique white flowers with a double centre of lightly ruffled pale primrose yellow petaloids. Prefers sheltered position and any well drained neutral/acid soil., mid to late spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Clarissa'

    Camellia 'Clarissa'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and pale pink single flowers with some darker stripes. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £28.00
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    Camellia 'Constance'

    Evergreen shrub. semi-double deep pink flowers . Cuttings from Nymans - name uncertain., Spring and Autumn
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Debutante'

    Camellia 'Debutante'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, full peony form, pale pink showy flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., early to mid-Spring
    £32.00
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  • Camellia 'Dewatairin'

    Camellia 'Dewatairin'

    A Higo variety. Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large light pink single flowers with a mass of splayed, golden stamens, often petaloid. Prefers sheltered position & well drained lime free soil., Early Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Drama Girl'

    Camellia 'Drama Girl'

    Vigorous, open, pendulous evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and very large, semi-double, deep salmon rose pink flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., mid-spring
    £28.00
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  • Camellia 'Duchesse Decazes'

    Camellia 'Duchesse Decazes'

    Vigorous, upright, compact, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, full peony form, flesh pink/edged white flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £28.00
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  • Camellia 'Edelweiss'

    Camellia 'Edelweiss'

    Vigorous, semi-pendulous, upright growth evergreen shrub valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, loose double to anemone form white flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., early to mid-Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Elegans'

    Camellia 'Elegans'

    Slow, spreading, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, anemone form, rose pink flowers with center petaloids spotted white. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Early Spring
    £18.00
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  • No image for Camellia 'Eric Baker'

    Camellia 'Eric Baker'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large pure white, anemone/peony-form flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £28.00
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  • Camellia 'Gloire de Nantes'

    Camellia 'Gloire de Nantes'

    Medium, compact, upright evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, semi-double, rose pink flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil. Can flower for Christmas., Winter-Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Golden Tone'

    Camellia 'Golden Tone'

    Average, upright evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, formal double, white flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £24.00
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    Camellia 'Grape Soda'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for rich green foliage. Small single lavender-red flowers, bright red to dark purple, variable, more purple in hotter climates., Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Guillio Nuccio'

    Camellia 'Guillio Nuccio'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and very large, semi-double, coral rose red flowers with a boss of golden stamens. Spectacular. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £12.00
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  • Camellia 'Gwenneth Morey'

    Camellia 'Gwenneth Morey'

    Compact, bushy, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and anemone-form, white flowers with creamy-yellow petaloid stamens. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Mid-late Spring
    £20.00
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    Camellia 'High Hat'

    Light pink sport of Daikagura - (For another form of this variety, see Conrad Hilton). Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Joseph Pfingstl'

    Camellia 'Joseph Pfingstl'

    Vigorous, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large,semi-double, dark red flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., early to mid-Spring
    £12.00
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  • Camellia 'Jupiter'

    Camellia 'Jupiter'

    Bright scarlet, sometimes blotched white; medium, single to semi-double with conspicuous bunch of stamens. Growth vigorous, erect. One of the best for general planting. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £12.00
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    Camellia 'Kick Off'

    Vigorous, compact, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and pale pink/marked deep pink, large to very large, loose peony form flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Lady Campbell'

    Camellia 'Lady Campbell'

    Vigorous, compact, upright evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, rose form double, red flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Lady Vansittart'

    Camellia 'Lady Vansittart'

    Slow, bushy evergreen shrub, valued for its rich green holly like foliage and medium, semi-double, white/striped rose pink flowers with broad wavy-edged petals. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., spring
    £12.00
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  • Camellia 'Mabel Blackwell'

    Camellia 'Mabel Blackwell'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and white, peony-form flowers, with soft pink margins. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., early to mid-Spring
    £12.00
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  • Camellia 'Margaret Davis'

    Camellia 'Margaret Davis'

    Slow, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, peony form, cream white flowers, pink-edged . Prefers sheltered positions & well drained lime free soil. Sport of Aspasia Macarthur, as are Otahuhu Beauty and Lady Loch., early to mid-Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Marguerite Gouillon'

    Camellia 'Marguerite Gouillon'

    Vigorous, bushy, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium to large, peony form delicate pink/ striped and flecked deeper pink flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £20.00
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  • No image for Camellia 'Marjorie Magnificent'

    Camellia 'Marjorie Magnificent'

    Medium, compact growing evergreen shrub with glossy dark green foliage and light pink, medium, semi-double to anemone-form flowers. Prefers well-drained, lime-free soil and a sheltered position., Spring
    £12.00
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  • Camellia 'Mars'

    Camellia 'Mars'

    Evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large,semi-double, crimson flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Mathotiana Alba'

    Camellia 'Mathotiana Alba'

    Vigorous, spreading and bushy, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large,formal double, white flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Mid-late Spring
    £24.00
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  • Camellia 'Mrs William Thompson'

    Camellia 'Mrs William Thompson'

    Vigorous, bushy, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and semi-double, white flowers with a slight blush tint. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Nobilissima'

    Camellia 'Nobilissima'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, full peony form, white flowers with yellow shading. Can flower by Christmas. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Late Winter-Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Nuccio's Gem'

    Camellia 'Nuccio's Gem'

    Vigorous, compact, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, formal double, white flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., early to late Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Nuccio's Jewel'

    Camellia 'Nuccio's Jewel'

    Bushy, compact, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and peony-form, white flowers wth pink edges to the petals. Slower growth ideal for the smaller garden. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil, Mid to late Spring
    £12.00
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    Camellia 'Onetia Holland'

    Average, compact, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and very large, loose peony form, white flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Mid to late Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Otome'

    Camellia 'Otome'

    Bushy, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and dainty, pale cherry pink, formal double flowers. Prefers sheltered positions & well drained lime free soil., Mid-late Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Primavera'

    Camellia 'Primavera'

    Compact, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and pure white, formal double flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £18.00
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    Camellia 'Princess Bacciocchi'

    Crimson with white radial bars. Medium large, formal double. Slow, compact growth. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., early to mid-Spring
    £12.00
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    Camellia 'Red Dandy'

    Vigorous, compact, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, semi-double, brilliant orange red flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Mid to late Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Reg Ragland'

    Camellia 'Reg Ragland'

    Average, compact, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and very large, semi-double, red flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £12.00
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  • Camellia 'San Dimas'

    Camellia 'San Dimas'

    Average, compact, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, semi-double, dark red flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., March-April
    £12.00
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    Camellia 'Sea Foam'

    Upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium to large, formal double, white flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Shirobotan'

    Camellia 'Shirobotan'

    Vigorous, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, semi-double to peony form, white flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Mid spring
    £32.00
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    Camellia 'Silver Moon (?'

    Vigorous semi-upright evergreen shrub. Valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, formal double to rose form, white flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £20.00
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  • Camellia 'Spring Fever'

    Camellia 'Spring Fever'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, rose-pink, semi-double to peony-form flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Mid-late Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Stardust'

    Camellia 'Stardust'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and rose pink, semi-double to peony-form flowers with golden stamens. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., early to mid-Spring
    £28.00
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  • Camellia 'Sylva'

    Camellia 'Sylva'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and rich red, single flowers, with golden stamens. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £12.00
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    Camellia 'Tammia'

    Average, compact , upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and minature to small, formal double, white flowers with a pink centre and border. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £28.00
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  • Camellia 'Tickled Pink'

    Camellia 'Tickled Pink'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and medium, loose peony form, flourescent pink flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., early to mid-Spring
    £47.00
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  • Camellia 'Tiffany'

    Camellia 'Tiffany'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, loose peony, light orchid pink flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £32.00
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    Camellia 'Tomorrow'

    Vigorous, open, slightly pendulous, evergreen shrub, valued for rich green foliage and large to very large, semi-double to full peony form, strawberry red flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £20.00
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    Camellia 'Tomorrow's Dawn'

    Sport of Tomorrow - Vigorous, open, slightly pendulous, evergreen shrub, valued for rich green foliage and large, semi-double pink flowers with white edges, red streaks & white petaloid stamens . Prefers sheltered positions & well drained lime free soil., Spring
    £32.00
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  • Camellia 'Touchdown'

    Camellia 'Touchdown'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and deep rose pink, peony-form flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Spring
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Variegata'

    Camellia 'Variegata'

    Deep rose pink mottled white semi-double medium large flowers. Spreading growth Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., March-April
    £18.00
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  • Camellia 'Virginia Robinson'

    Camellia 'Virginia Robinson'

    Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and large, orchid pink, semi-double flowers. Prefers sheltered site, sunny or shade, and any well drained neutral/acid soil., Mid-late Spring
    £20.00
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