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botanical name:
Camellia pitardii 'Snippet'
Camellia pitardii 'Snippet' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: slow
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: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Dwarf, compact dense bush when mature, rather open and sprawling when young. Small semi-double soft pale pink flowers with white markings on the central petals. Mid spring flowering.

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

propagation:
From cuttings, by layering or grafting

other notes:
Raised by Bettie Durrant, New Zealand, introduced 1971

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