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Camellia Volunteer in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Camellia japonica 'Volunteer'

 

Camellia 'Volunteer'

An evergreen shrub, growing to 2.5m in height with large flowers which open from bud in mid- to late winter. Blooms are soft pink with a lighter edge. As they age, the flower colour deepens, but the petal tips remain light. This recently introduced compact cultivar is ideal for planting in a large pot on the patio.

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plant Features
  • Camellia Volunteer likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Camellia Volunteer likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Camellia Volunteer is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Camellia Volunteer likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Camellia 'Volunteer'

Latin name

Camellia japonica 'Volunteer'

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Theaceae

ph

4.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Camellia Volunteer likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Camellia Volunteer is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Camellia Volunteer likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Camellia Volunteer likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Camellia Volunteer is 2.00meters x 2.50meters 2.00 M 2.50 M

Camellia japonica 'Volunteer'

An evergreen shrub, growing to 2.5m in height with large flowers which open from bud in mid- to late winter. Blooms are soft pink with a lighter edge. As they age, the flower colour deepens, but the petal tips remain light. This recently introduced compact cultivar is ideal for planting in a large pot on the patio.


Planting Outdoors

From Late Autumn TO Early Spring

Plant container grown plants in late autumn or early spring. If growing in a container use ericaceous compost.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Propagation by seed

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Sometimes seed pods will form after flowering and they can be dried and planted under glass in ericaceous compost

 

Flowering Season

From Late Winter TO Mid Spring

Lovely single or double white, pink, red or even bi-coloured flowers from late winter to early spring.

 
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