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Camellia 'Water Lily'

Camellia

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

Water lily ' is an upright growing variety with formal double, deep pink flowers and a rich scent. Camellias are handsome evergreen shrubs ideal for the sheltered patio or garden. They prefer rich acidic soil and should be grown in raised beds or large pots where soils are unsuitable or spring frosts very severe. Never water them with tap water which can cause their foliage to turn yellow.

Family: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia

Cultivar: Water Lily

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Pink

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


Reader reviews

Budgiesgarden

I didn't know that you shouldn't water them with Tap water really interesting to find out, now I know what I'm doing wrong


Arthur Mallett

As a camellia fan I want to plant water lilly in a pot ,what size pot would you recommend?


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