• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Camellia japonica 'Apple Blossom'

Camellia 'Apple Blossom'

Camellia 'Apple Blossom'

© � RHS 2003

  • Other common names Camellia 'Apple Blossom'

  • Synonyms Camellia japonica 'Joy Sander'

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

  • Family Theaceae / Theaceae

  • Species 'Apple Blossom' is a compact medium-sized shrub with semi-double, blush-pink flowers to 10cm in width in early and mid spring

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Loam

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Suitable for woodland and acidic soils. Position in a site sheltered from cold, dry winds and early morning sun as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds and late frosts

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8

Pests May be attacked by aphids, scale insects and vine weevil

Diseases May be subject to a virus

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