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botanical name:
Camellia japonica 'Desire'
Camellia japonica 'Desire' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub with dark green foliage. Large formal double pale pink flowers, almost white at the centres and with deep pink petals at the edges.

Acid, well drained, humus-rich soil and a sheltered, shady position. Will reach between 1.5 and 2 metres in 10 years.

From cuttings or by layering

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