A flamboyant display of rosy-pink blooms in spring
Handsome evergreen foliage
Ideal for acid borders and patio containers
Height Up to 200cm (78in)
Spread Up to 200cm (78in)
patiocottage gardenslow maintenance gardenspecimen plant
sun or semi shade
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Enjoy a flamboyant spring display of semi-double, ruffled pink blooms with prominent golden stamens. Camellia japonica 'Doctor King’ is a neat and compact variety that makes a splendid patio plant. Its glossy evergreen foliage is dark and lustrous throughout the year, bringing valuable structure to the garden even when not in bloom. Like all Camellias it requires and acid soil. Height and spread: 2m (6’).
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 Plant (KB8709)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KC3294)
1 x 10 Litre Potted Plant (KF2744)
1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KB3629)
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.
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 £6.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 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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