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Camellia 'Inspiration' (reticulata × saluenensis) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Pink in Spring and Winter

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

camellia 'Inspiration'

Family

Theaceae


Camellia are evergreen shrubs with simple, ovate, glossy, leathery leaves and showy flowers with solitary or clustered flowers early in the year

'Inspiration' is a large compact shrub of erect habit. Flowers 10-12cm in width, semi-double deep rose-pink

Synonym(s)

  • Camellia × williamsii 'Inspiration'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade
  • Full shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Suitable for woodland and acidic soils

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural, City/Courtyard Gardens, Low Maintenance or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Can get aphids, cushion scale and vine weevil

Diseases

Flowers may be infected by camellia petal blight