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botanical name:
Camellia japonica 'C.M. Hovey'
Camellia japonica 'C.M. Hovey' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Camellia japonica 'Colonel Firey'
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Large bushy evergreen with glossy dark green leaves. Vigorous grower once established. Fully double, pinkish red flowers, freely produced in early spring.

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

propagation:
From cuttings or by layering

other notes:
RHS AGM

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