Japanese Camellia 'Debbie' - Camellia japonica 'Debbie' (latin)
Geographic origins: Hybrid, New Zealand. Discovered by: L.E Jury, before 1966. 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.
Properties and uses:
The Japanese Camellia 'Debbie' is one of the gardening classics. It has larges semi-double satin pink flowers with darker pink veins. The flowers appear between February and April. 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 'Debbie' is very tolerant of pruning once the flowering period is over.
The Japanese Camellia 'Debbie' 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.