Geographic origins: Hybrid, Japan, China, Korea.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 10 metres, width up to 5 metres.
Foliage: Evergreen, dark green.
Type of soil: Not chalky and well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to -14°C.
Exposure: Partial shade or full sun, sheltered from cold winds.
Characteristics and uses:
The Japanese Camellia 'Black Lace' has small white overlapping flowers that are velvety crimson red in colour. Flowering is late between March and May. To increase the number of flowers from year to year, it is a good idea to water the plant from April through to September. The Camellia 'Black Lace' is very tolerant of pruning once the flowering period is over.
The Japanese Camellia 'Black Lace' has vegetation that is dense and vigorous. It is happy either planted as a lone specimen in the garden or in a border with other peat loving plants. It is also very beautiful when grown in a pot or planter on your balcony against either a trellis or a wall.