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botanical name:
Camellia x williamsii 'Donation'
Camellia x williamsii 'Donation' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 4.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Possibly the most popular of all Camellias. Vigorous, compact, upright evergreen shrub with dark green foliage and large, semi-double, pink flowers from February. Reliable flowerer.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, humus-rich, acid soil in a shaded position sheltered from cold, drying winds. Flower buds may be damaged by frost, especially if exposed to morning sunlight. Well suited to British climate conditions.

propagation:
By leaf-bud or semi-ripe cuttings or by grafting.

other notes:
Raised at Borde Hill.

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