• Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Camellia 'Winter's Toughie'

camellia 'Winter's Toughie'

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1.5 litre pot £19.99
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  • Position: Partial shade (but not east-facing)
  • Soil: Moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil (or ericaceous compost for container-grown specimens)
  • Rate of growth: Slow
  • Flowering period: October to December
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy

Even winter's icy grasp has a tough time conquering Camellia 'Winter's Toughie', with buds so hardy that abundant blooms burst forth as autumn makes way for winter's chill. This vigorous evergreen beauty flaunts rich, glossy leaves, the perfect backdrop for the delightful and lightly scented, semi-double flowers. The thin yet resilient petals, curving into loosely open blooms with fluted edges, defy all but the worst that the cold weather can conjure. Whether in a partially shaded border or trained against a wall or trellis in neutral to acid soils, this resilient Camellia adorns bare spaces with persistent blooms when little else dares to flower.

  • Garden care: To prevent damage to the emerging buds and flowers protect from cold, dry winds and early morning sun. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June. Top-dress annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant.
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