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Camellia japonica cv ADOLPHE AUDUSSON variegated

Camellia japonica cv ADOLPHE AUDUSSON variegated

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Plant Description

Camellia japonica cv ADOLPHE AUDUSSON variegated is a captivating cultivar prized for its stunning red and white variegated flowers. Here's a description of its characteristics:

  • Flowers: The flowers of 'ADOLPHE AUDUSSON' variegated cultivar are large and distinctive, featuring a striking blend of red and white. Each bloom is composed of layers of petals, creating a full and lush appearance. The variegation pattern can vary, with some flowers exhibiting more red or white depending on the individual plant.
  • Foliage: The foliage of this cultivar is typically dark green and glossy, providing an attractive backdrop to the colorful flowers. The evergreen leaves add year-round interest to the plant, enhancing its ornamental value.
  • Growth Habit: 'Adolphe Audusson' typically grows as an upright shrub or small tree, with a dense and compact habit. It can reach moderate heights, making it suitable for various garden settings, including borders, hedges, or as a specimen plant.
  • Blooming Season: The flowering season forCamellia japonica cv ADOLPHE AUDUSSON variegated generally occurs in late winter to early spring, depending on the specific climate and growing conditions. The vibrant variegated flowers provide a welcome burst of color to the garden landscape during this time.
  • Cultural Requirements: Similar to other Camellia japonica cultivars, ADOLPHE AUDUSSON variegated prefers a partially shaded location with well-drained, acidic soil. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry periods, to maintain soil moisture. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Pruning: Pruning can be performed after flowering to maintain the desired shape and remove any dead or damaged branches. Avoid heavy pruning, as Camellia japonica cultivars set flower buds on the previous season's growth.
  • Uses: 'Adolphe Audusson' is commonly used as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes, where its vibrant variegated flowers can be showcased. It can also be used as a focal point in mixed borders, as a hedge, or as part of a woodland garden setting.

    IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show flower of adult plant not for sale.

    Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

    Botanical family: Theaceae

    Botanical genus: Camellia

    Botanical species: Camellia japonica


    Cultivating Camellia japonica successfully requires attention to several key factors, including planting
    location, soil preparation, watering, fertilizing, pruning, and pest control. Here are some tips to help you grow healthy and beautiful Camellia japonica plants:

    : Choose a partially shaded location for your Camellia japonica. Morning sun with dappled shade in the afternoon is ideal. Protect them fromstrong winds, which can damage their delicate flowers and foliage. Ensure there is good air circulation around the plants to prevent fungal diseases.

    Soil Preparation: Camellias prefer well-draining, acidic soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. Amend heavy clay soils with organic matter such as compost or peat moss to improve drainage and soil structure. Avoid planting in areas prone to waterlogging, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot.

    Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during the growing season and dry periods. Water deeply to encourage deep root growth, but avoid waterlogging the soil. Mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil
    moisture and suppress weeds.

    Fertilizing: Fertilize Camellia japonica in spring after flowering and again in late summer to early fall. Use a slow-release, acid-forming fertilizer specifically formulated for camellias orrhododendrons. Avoid fertilizers high in nitrogen, as excessive nitrogen can lead to lush foliage growth at the expense of flowers.

    Pruning: Prune Camellia japonica immediately
    after flowering to shape the plant and remove dead or diseased branches. Avoid heavy pruning, as camellias
    form flower buds on the previous season's growth. Remove any crossing or crowded branches to improve air circulation and prevent disease.

    Pest and Disease Control: Keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids, scale insects, and spider mites, and treat them promptly with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Monitor for fungal diseases such as camellia leaf spot, powdery mildew, and petal blight, and treat with fungicides as needed. Proper sanitation, such as removing fallen leaves and debris, can help prevent the spread of disease.

    1. Winter Protection: In colder climates, provide winter protection by covering plants with frost cloth or moving container-grown plants to a sheltered location. Avoid pruning in late summer or fall, as this can stimulate new growth that may be vulnerable to frost damage.

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    Pot Size: 18 cm

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