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Camellia x williamsii 'J.C. Williams'
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growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
part shade, shade
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Beautiful, medium sized, single, pale pink flowers. Glossy dark green leaves and a wide spreading habit.
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.
By leaf-bud or semi-ripe cuttings or by grafting.
Hybrid derived from Camellia japonica x Camellia saluenensis. This was the first named Camellia x williamsii cultivar, raised by J. C. Williams at Caerhays Castle, Cornwall in the mid 1920's.