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Camellia japonica 'R.L. Wheeler' (Camellia 'R.L. Wheeler')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Camellia japonica 'R.L. Wheeler'

Other names

Camellia 'R.L. Wheeler'

Genus

Camellia Camellia

Variety or Cultivar

'R.L. Wheeler' _ 'R.L. Wheeler' is a large, open, rounded, evergreen shrub with dark-green, glossy leaves. It bears large, red flowers in spring.


Camellia japonica 'R.L. Wheeler' is: Evergreen

Habit

Erect, Open branches, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Red in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Scale insects , Vine weevil Aphids , Scale insects , Vine weevil

Diseases

May be susceptible to a virus.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Camellia japonica 'R.L. Wheeler' (Camellia 'R.L. Wheeler') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Flowers best in the shade. Protect from cold, drying winds and frosts.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Camellia japonica 'R.L. Wheeler'

Other names

Camellia 'R.L. Wheeler'

Genus

Camellia Camellia

Variety or Cultivar

'R.L. Wheeler' _ 'R.L. Wheeler' is a large, open, rounded, evergreen shrub with dark-green, glossy leaves. It bears large, red flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Erect, Open branches, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Red in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Scale insects , Vine weevil

Diseases

May be susceptible to a virus.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Camellia japonica 'R.L. Wheeler' (Camellia 'R.L. Wheeler') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Flowers best in the shade. Protect from cold, drying winds and frosts.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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