These plants are shrubs. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub. Camellia japonica Is an evergreen; during spring iIt assumes a pink colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 4 m high.
Exposure Camellia japonica
For a balanced development, it is best to position the the Camellia japonica in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. These plants don't fear the cold weather and therefore can be grown in the garden during any time of year.When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw.
Watering Camellia japonica
Water regularly, every The , wetting the ground deeply with 1-2 buckets of water , always waiting for the soil to be dry before watering; avoid leaving stagnant water. If we decide to grow a specimen of the Camellia japonica in a container, we should remember that it will have slightly different needs compared to a specimen grown in the ground: we should pay more attention to its water and nutritional needs and check more often for possible development of parassites.
Treatments Camellia japonica
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there aren’t flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Camellia japonica
The Camellia japonica prefers quite drained soils, with a low PH.
Notes Camellia japonica
We suggest cultivating the the Camellia japonica in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.