Camellia Reticulata Mary Williams Camellia Reticulata Mary Williams is an early flowering evergreen camellia with large single pink flowers. It’s perfect for woodland gardens and containers. Camellia Reticulata originates from China’s Yunnan province. They have been popular for many years as they’re more upright and generally larger than other varieties of camellia such as camellia japonica. The Reticulata Mary Williams cultivar has the best of both worlds because it is compact but has large flowers. In late winter through to early spring pale buds open into large single rose-pink flowers with long contrasting yellow stamens. These winter flowers are enjoyed by early-waking pollinators. Its foliage is evergreen and glossy with new growth lighter than the mature leaves. Winter flowering camellias brighten a bare winter garden and make excellent Christmas presents as not much else is in bloom at this time.
Height And Spread of Camellia Reticulata Mary Williams Camellia Mary Williams is a compact camellia that will reach a height of three metres and spread across the same.
How Hardy Is Camellia Reticulata Mary Williams Camellia Mary Williams is hardy in the UK if its roots are kept well drained. It needs a sheltered spot that’s free from harsh sun and freezing winds which will damage the flower buds.
How To Use Camellia Reticulata Mary Williams Camellias enjoy a sheltered and shaded site, so they suit a woodland garden or a sheltered bank. The early flowers of Mary Williams bring a bright splash of pink to a bare cottage garden, a wildlife-friendly area, and low maintenance gardens. Camellia Mary Williams is suitable for growing in pots as a specimen bush if the container is very large and well-watered, but ensure the plant is kept out of full sun.
How to Care For Camellia Reticulata Mary Williams Camellia Reticulata does not grow well in chalk and prefers acidic soil. If the soil is too chalky camellias lose their leaves, so prepare a planting hole with acid-based compost and top-dress it each year with an acidic mulch. A container of ericaceous compost is a better choice if you have very chalky soil but ensure the roots do not dry out. Camellias need shade, shelter, and moist but well-drained soil. Be careful not to bury the stem in the planting hole as camellias prefer their roots shallowly planted. There’s no need to prune Camellia Reticulata Mary Williams but you can remove dead or diseased branches after it has flowered. Mulch well with ericaceous compost supplemented with ericaceous feed and water until established.