Japanese Camellia 'Margaret Davis' - Camellia japonica 'Margaret Davis' (latin)
Geographic origins: Australia.
Discovered by: A.M. Davis, 1958.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 10 metres, width up to 5 metres.
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 'Margaret Davis' is one of the most sought after items. It has lovely iridescent double white flowers edged with bright pink. It flowers between February and April. To increase the number of flowers from year to year, it is a good idea to water the Japanese Camellia from April through to September. The Camellia 'Margaret Davis' is very tolerant of pruning once the flowering period is over.
The Japanese Camellia 'Margaret Davis' 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.