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Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart' (Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
9m
Max height
8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

Other names

Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

Genus

Camellia Camellia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lady Vansittart' _ 'Lady Vansittart' is an upright, evergreen shrub with elliptic, dark green leaves and, from late winter to mid-spring, semi-double, white flowers, variably striped with pink or red.


Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink, White, Striped, Red in Spring; Pink, Red, White, Striped in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Vine weevil Aphids , Vine weevil

Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart' (Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart') will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, City, Beds and borders, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in partial to full shade. Plant in a sheltered site as cold, drying winds and morning sun can damage buds and flowers. Maintain a deep mulch of leaf mould or shredded bark at the base of the plant.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

Other names

Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

Genus

Camellia Camellia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lady Vansittart' _ 'Lady Vansittart' is an upright, evergreen shrub with elliptic, dark green leaves and, from late winter to mid-spring, semi-double, white flowers, variably striped with pink or red.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink, White, Striped, Red in Spring; Pink, Red, White, Striped in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart' (Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart') will reach a height of 9m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, City, Beds and borders, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in partial to full shade. Plant in a sheltered site as cold, drying winds and morning sun can damage buds and flowers. Maintain a deep mulch of leaf mould or shredded bark at the base of the plant.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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