Camellia Dr King (Specimen)


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SKU: camellia-dr-king Category:
Common Name: Camellia
Size: 10 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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10 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full-Partial shade
  • Soil: Acid or Neutral, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual Height: 2.5 – 4m
  • Eventual Spread: 1 – 1.5m

Camellia Dr King is a prestigious variety of camellia plant, known for its large, vibrant red blooms and deep green foliage. This hardy, evergreen shrub is perfect for adding colour and beauty to any garden, and is easy to care for. With its striking flowers and lush leaves, Camellia Doctor King is sure to make a statement in any landscape. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your garden, or simply enjoy the beauty of camellias, this variety is sure to please.

Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are native to eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. The first known description of a camellia was written in China in the early 18th century by a botanist and medical doctor named Zhen-Lan. The genus was named after a Jesuit missionary and botanist named Georg Kamel, who did not discover the plants himself but described and illustrated them in his work “Plantarum in Insulis Philippinis”.

Camellias were first introduced to Europe in the 18th century, and later to the United States in the early 19th century. They quickly became popular ornamental plants due to their showy flowers, which can be red, pink, white, or other colours. Today, camellias are cultivated worldwide for their flowers and as ornamental plants. They are also used for making tea and for oil production.



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