Why grow Camellias

  • Flowers all Spring, and even some in autumn and winter. Always more buds opening as the first fade or drop off.
  • Glossy evergreen leaves look good all year and make good screen / sound break.
  • Not fussy about soil. Not the same as rhododendrons.
  • Resist summer droughts really well.
  • Do well in sun or shade and against walls, even North facing.
  • Hardy throughout UK, though frost damages flowers and beware cold winds.
  • Flourish in London and town gardens. They love the shade, high walls and heavy soil in the gardens of London's terraced houses.
  • Need little or no attention to do well year after year.
  • Can be clipped, pruned and trained to the shape and size you want.