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Camellia pitardii - HWJ1037

Pot Size: 20 litre
Price: £60.00
From my very first sortie to Y Tý in the very north of Vietnam along the border with China in 2003. Where I discovered a highly degraded forest in the low cloud, with an isolated tree of this species growing in an open overgrazed area, 4-5m tall. With small dark evergreen ovate-elliptic leathery leaves 6-10× 2.5-3.5cm finely serrated with long tips, on short gnarled purplish branches in the exposed position and large apple-sized orbicular fruit. The result of the large terracotta-pink flowers born in April-May, we subsequently saw on cultivation, both flower and fruit on the largest end of the recorded dimensions of 10 and 8cm across. Best grown with a bit of shelter from freezing winds and extreme cold, in a moisture retentive drained fertile soil. These are 30 lt pots.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Theaceae) Camellia pitardii HWJ1037
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Pink Spring large
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Evergreen Vietnam
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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