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Camellia williamsii 'E.G. Waterhouse'


From Polhill

Estimated Standard Delivery £35.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days

Add a pot? The decorative pot is not included, but fear not, any of these will fit perfectly:

In a Nutshell

What we reckon you'll want to know

Outdoor Plant

Grow outside in a garden or patio space.


Able to brave tough weather conditions and low temperatures.

Partial Sun

Thrives in 3-6 hours of sun per day and cooling shade for the rest.

Easy to grow

Minimal pruning, watering and pest or disease concerns.

Why We Love It

Bring a bold pink colour to your outdoor space with the easy-to-grow 'E.G. Waterhouse' camellia. First bred by E G Waterhouse in Australia in 1946, this beautiful shrub has won heaps of awards. While it blossoms with pink double flowers in early spring, its evergreen dark leaves are there year-round to add colour to your borders or terrace. Like most camellias, 'E.G. Waterhouse' tends to grow in an upright, narrow shape to approximately 3 m tall, so it's ideal for smaller spaces. It's also super low-maintenance as the blooms fall off after flowering, so there's no need for you to deadhead.

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

The 'E.G. Waterhouse' camellia is easy to grow, but it does need the right start. Choose a shady location away from trees, roots, heat and weeds for the best results.

Into the Ground

You'll need a trowel, some water, a bag of ericaceous compost and mulch when you plant yours.

  1. Saturate the potted plant to ease the rootball's release.
  2. Dig a hole twice the size of the rootball and mix in some ericaceous compost for more acidic conditions.
  3. Remove the old pot and place the Camellia so the top of the rootball is visible above the soil line.
  4. Fill the hole with more mixed compost and soil.
  5. Gently pat and water well.
  6. Mulch around, but not touching the top.
Into a Pot

This camellia thrives in a pot, so choose a nice big one to go with your ericaceous compost and soil mix, your trowel, a full watering can and some mulch.

  1. Douse the old pot well to aid transplanting.
  2. Put some compost/soil mix into the base of the pot.
  3. Take off the old container and position the plant so the rootball peeks out above the soil line.
  4. Pack in the mixed compost and soil around the outside but don't compress it.
  5. Water well and mulch for protection.
Product Details

3 kg

Eventual Height

150 cm

Eventual Spread

150 cm

Botanic Name

Camellia × williamsii 'E.G. Waterhouse'

Current Height


Light Condition

Partial sun



Effort Level

Looks after itself

Flower Colour


Code: SPRTL102565
Estimated Standard Delivery £35.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
Estimated Standard Delivery £35.99  ·  Delivered within 2-4 working days

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