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.
Light Camellia japonica
Avoid excessively sunny places; we suggest to put the the in a partially shady spot. These plants aren't afraid of the cold weather and can be grwon in the garden throughout the whole year.When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw.
Water Camellia japonica
Water regularly, every 2-3 weeks , wetting the soil deeply with about 1-2 buckets of water ,but waiting for the substratum to dry completely between one watering and another; 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.
Pests 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.
Mold Camellia japonica
The Camellia japonica prefers quite drained soils, with a low PH.
Plant 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.