Camellia 'Cornish Snow'


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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Camellia 'Cornish Snow'

Plant details

Camellias are popular winter- and spring-flowering shrubs, bearing masses of colourful blooms when little else in in flower. To thrive they need to grow in acidic soil, but many varieties are happy growing in pots of ericaceous (acidic) compost.

Camellia 'Cornish Snow' is a compact camellia, bearing masses of small, fragrant, single white flowers with bright yellow stamens, in contrast with dark green, glossy leaves.

Like all camellias, Camellia 'Cornish Snow' makes an attractive shrub for a sheltered spot. For best results, grow beside a wall, which will protect it from the harshest winter weather, and preferably out of early morning sunlight, which can damage flower buds after a frost. Water potted plants with rainwater.

Family: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia

Cultivar: Cornish Snow

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 600cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: June to July

Time to plant: September to November

Flowering period: February to April

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