Camellia Anticipation


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Common Name: Camellia
Size: 2-3 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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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full-Partial shade
  • Soil: Acid-Neutral, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual Height: 2.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5m

Camellia Anticipation, commonly known as ‘Camellia’, a recipient of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding qualities, is a large evergreen shrub with upright growth, making this a suitable candidate for the rear of the border. The Camellia Anticipation provides a bold statement and an ideal back drop for the smaller shrubs at the front. From late Winter/early Spring we see the large ruffled looking double, deep-rose pink flowers coming to life contrasting nicely against its large glossy, bright-green leaves.

Looking After Your Camellia Anticipation

Generally generally pest and disease free, camellia are an easy to grow garden shrub.  Originally a woodland plant so prefers an acidic to neutral soil which is fertile, moist, and well drained and within a sunny or partially shaded area in all types of garden. A low maintenance large shrub requiring little or no pruning, although removal of any damaged or unwanted branches should be done after the flowering period, as the flower buds are formed late Summer/Autumn for the next seasons flowers. Apply a good mulch of well rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in Spring and feed with a good quality fertiliser to promote good strong growth during the coming season.

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