Camellia 'Cornish Snow'

Camellia 'Cornish Snow'

Camellia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Camellia 'Cornish Snow'
  • Common name: Camellia
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 6m

Spread: 3m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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