Camellia Ace of Hearts (Specimen)


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SKU: camellia-ace-of-hearts Category:
Common Name: Camellia
Size: 7.5 LITRE
Hardiness: H5
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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7.5 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full-Partial shade
  • Soil: Acid or Neutral, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual Height: 1.5 – 2.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5 – 2.5m

Camellia Ace of Hearts is a stunning, red-flowered evergreen shrub known for its vibrant colour and long blooming period. It is perfect for gardens and landscapes and is easy to care for. Its evergreen leaves provide year-round interest, making it an excellent choice for a focal point in your garden or as a border plant. With proper care and maintenance, the Camellia Ace of Hearts will bring beauty and elegance to any outdoor space.

The Camellia is native to Asia, specifically Japan, China, and Korea. It is believed to have been first cultivated in China over a thousand years ago and was later introduced to Japan and Korea. The plant was highly valued in Asian cultures for its beauty and for the oil that can be extracted from its seeds.  In the 17th and 18th centuries, Camellias were introduced to Europe by traders and botanists where they quickly became popular amongst the upper classes as a symbol of wealth and prestige.

In the 19th century, Camellias were introduced to the Americas and became popular in the southern United States, particularly in states like Georgia and South Carolina. Today, the Camellia is widely cultivated all around the world for its beauty and versatility, and there are hundreds of different varieties available, each with its own unique characteristics.



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