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botanical name:
Camellia x williamsii 'Mary Phoebe Taylor'
Camellia x williamsii 'Mary Phoebe Taylor' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
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
description:
Strong growing with spreading, graceful down-swept branches and glossy dark green leaves. Large, loose semi-double to paeony-form, clear pink flowers.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
By leaf-bud or semi-ripe cuttings or by grafting.

other notes:
New Zealand hybrid, 1975, derived from Camellia japonica x Camellia saluenensis.

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