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botanical name:
Camellia japonica 'Grand Slam'
Camellia japonica 'Grand Slam' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Camellia japonica 'Damanguan'
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.50m
width: 3.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
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:
Large to very large, semi-double to anemone form, brilliant dark red flowers in early spring. Thick leathery dark green leaves. Vigorous bushy growth habit.

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

other notes:
Raised by Nuccio's Nurseries, USA, introduced in 1962

RHS AGM

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