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Camellia japonica 'Adolphe Audusson'

Hardy Shrub

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Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Shapely red blooms in spring

Handsome evergreen foliage

Ideal for acid borders and patio containers

Some parts of this variety are edible - Don't forget to check out ourEdible Flowers Guide

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Height Up to 250cm (98in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)

Hardy Shrub

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Description

A spectacular variety that has earned itself a prestigious RHS AGM award for its incredible garden performance. The deep red flowers of Camellia japonica 'Adolphe Audusson' appear in profusion in spring. Each exquisite, shapely bloom boasts a central boss of contrasting golden stamens. Dark, glossy foliage cloaks this upright, evergreen shrub making a handsome specimen plant that provides year round colour and interest. A superb choice for acid borders or patio containers. Height: 250cm (98"). Spread: 150cm (59").

Culinary note: The flowers can be used as garnishes but are also dried and then cooked in Asian cuisine. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


1 x 1.5 litre potted camellia plant (KB8706)
1 x 5 litre potted camellia plant (KB8722)

How to Grow
Camellia plants require a moist, well drained, acid soil in a sheltered, shaded position. In areas where acid soil does not naturally occur, grow Camellia plants in patio containers using a mix of ericaceous compost and John Innes No. 3 and position in dappled shade.
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Water regularly until plants are fully established. Where possible, use rainwater as the lime contained in tap water will reduce the acidity in the soil over time. Feed Camellias occasionally with fertiliser for acid-loving plants. Protect plants from cold winter winds and strong early morning sunlight, as this may cause the buds to drop in early spring.

Camellias will appreciate an autumn mulch to protect their roots from winter cold. Camellias require little pruning other than to maintain their shape. Lightly trim stems and remove faded blooms immediately after flowering.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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