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.
Temperatures Camellia japonica
Locate this plant in a partially shaded place, where it is exposed to solar rays during the coolest hours of the day. Let's grow the the Camellia japonica outdoors; they can bear very harsh minimum temperatures, even when many degrees below zero.When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw.
Irrigation Camellia japonica
Water when the ground is dry; in case of prolonged droughts water very often, otherwise every 2-3 weeks can be enough using 1-2 buckets of water ; avoid water stagnations and excessive watering. 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.
Adversity 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.
Substrate Camellia japonica
The Camellia japonica prefers quite drained soils, with a low PH.
Cultivate 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.