Camellia japonica 'Ruby Wedding'

£24.99

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Outdoor

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Why We Love It

The distinctive ‘Ruby Wedding’ camellia makes for an eye-catching addition to any outdoor space.

Its intense currant-red flowers arrive at the end of winter and stick around to see in the spring.

When the flowers disappear in the summertime the handsome glossy foliage remains ensuring this plant can be admired all year round.

With its upright aspect the 'Ruby Wedding' variety won't crowd out its neighbours making it a suitable choice for mixed borders and fairly tight spaces.

This hardy dense shrub thrives best in sheltered positions away from cold winds and in moist but well-drained soil.

The decorative pot is sold separately.

Find the perfect base for any style of planting explore our full range of pots here.

How to Plant

Camellias are relatively hardy shrubs, but cold winds and frost can damage their new leaves and flower buds. Give them a sheltered, partially shaded spot in neutral or acidic, non-chalky soil.

Into the Ground

Before planting your camellia, grab your spade, a watering tool and some compost if you have heavy clay or sandy soil.

  1. Give the plant a thorough watering in its pot.
  2. Dig a hole twice the size of the plant's rootball.
  3. Extract the plant from its pot, teasing out a few roots to help them find their way into the soil.
  4. Pop the plant in the hole with the top of the rootball level with the ground.
  5. Backfill around the roots.
  6. Water well.
  7. Feed with fertiliser in early spring and give it a second helping in June.

Into a Pot

Compact and upright 'Ruby Wedding' is ideal for growing in a pot. Grab your spade and a watering tool, along with some ericaceous, peat-free compost.

  1. Raise your container on bricks or pot feet to enable good drainage.
  2. Fill your container to around two-thirds of its capacity with the compost.
  3. Make a hole double the size of the plant's rootball.
  4. Place the plant in the hole with the top of the rootball around 5 cm below the rim.
  5. Backfill around the roots and tamp down gently.
  6. Water well.

Product Details

Current Height

60 - 70cm

Eventual Height

150 cm

Current Spread

20cm

Eventual Spread

150 cm

Botanic Name

Camellia 'Ruby Wedding' 

Light Condition

Partial shade

Code: SPRTL102562

Delivery

Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99  ·  Delivered within 2-4 working days

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