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botanical name:
Camellia 'Leonard Messel'
Camellia 'Leonard Messel' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Camellia x reticulata 'Leonard Messel'
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 4.00m
width: 3.00m
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
Large rounded spreading shrub with oval, matt dark-green leaves. Large, loose semi-double pink flowers early to late spring. Very hardy.

Acid, well drained, humus-rich soil and a sheltered, shady position.

From cuttings, by layering or grafting

other notes:
Hybrid of Camellia reticulata x Camellia x williamsii 'Mary Christian'. Raised at Nymans Garden, Sussex.
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