Camellia Jap. Lavina Maggie

 

Common camellia. spreading shrub or small tree with glossy green leaves. Bears attractive double white flowers, with red and pink stripes. Max Height 9m. Max Spread 8m. Flowers March to April.

 

Moist acidic soil. Sheltered site. Partial shade. Hardy.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.