With their glossy evergreen foliage and exuberant Spring blooms, Camellias are desirable and attractive plants to enhance your garden. In Spring, they make a really special addition to the garden, with their soft colours and shapes. They require acidic (ericaceous) soil, but if you do not have this, they will live happily in a large pot if grown in ericaceous compost. These are our top 6 choices this season.
Camellia x williamsii ‘Ruby Wedding’
A dense, evergreen shrub which grows well in part shade; this impressive Camellia produces striking medium sized red flowers from February to May.
Camellia japonica ‘Brushfield’s Yellow’
With elegant creamy-white flowers and an eye-catching yellow centre, ‘Brushfield’s Yellow’ is a popular choice of Camellia.
Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’
This RHS award-winning hybrid is a reliable Camellia which exhibits large semi-double pink flowers in early spring.
Camellia japonica ‘Silver Anniversary’
With irregular petals, these large flowers produce interest from mid-winter to early spring, with distinctive golden stamen.
Camellia japonica ‘Desire’
This detailed Camellia has beautiful white and pink flowers which produce a lovely focal point in the garden.
Camellia japonica ‘Bonomiana’
‘Bonomiana’ produces beautiful white and pink flowers in early spring and likes a sheltered spot in the garden.
To give your Camellias the best start, we recommend planting with Coolings 60L Ericaceous Compost. Make sure plants are well fed – our pick would be Miracle-Gro Azalea, Camellia & Rhododendron Liquid Plant Food 1L.