Presented with Award of Garden Merit (AGM), Camellia Japonica Australis has dark green, leathery, dense foliage that creates an ideal backdrop to the splendid peony-like form of its vivid red double flowers that will delight you each spring. Camellias prefer neutral to acidic, moist, well-draining soil.
Evergreen Camellias are often used for ornamental purposes thanks to its form that lends itself well to shaping and elegant appearance throughout the year. Being an evergreen shrub, Camellias are versatile plants that can be used in many ways.
Planted in mixed borders or a shaded spot, Camellia Japonica Australis will bring a lot of joy in early spring when in full bloom. Planted in a row, Camellias can create a dense green screening all year round, rather like an ornamental hedge.
Camellia Japonica Australis is a great plant to grow on the patio in containers thanks to its slow growth low maintenance characteristics and magnificent floral display in early spring. It’s best to trim once a year, after the flowering period.