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Camellia sasanqua 'Jean May' (Camellia 'Jean May')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Camellia sasanqua 'Jean May'

Other names

Camellia 'Jean May'

Genus

Camellia Camellia

Variety or Cultivar

'Jean May' _ 'Jean May' is a compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark-green leaves. It bears scented, pale-pink flowers in winter through spring.


Camellia sasanqua 'Jean May' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are slightly fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Winter

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 sasanqua 'Jean May' (Camellia 'Jean May') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Flowers best when growing in shade. Early morning sunlight on the buds in frosty weather can damage them

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Camellia sasanqua 'Jean May'

Other names

Camellia 'Jean May'

Genus

Camellia Camellia

Variety or Cultivar

'Jean May' _ 'Jean May' is a compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark-green leaves. It bears scented, pale-pink flowers in winter through spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are slightly fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Winter

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 sasanqua 'Jean May' (Camellia 'Jean May') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Flowers best when growing in shade. Early morning sunlight on the buds in frosty weather can damage them

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, 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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