With very attractive flower right through winter Camellia japonica ‘Buttons ‘n’ Bows’ can be used in a number of ways in the garden.
The foliage is a deep green, glossy and dense. The flowers are medium to small, pink blushed with white with double petals.
Like most camellias, ‘Buttons ‘n’ Bows’ can be easily pruned to size and the best time to do this is after flowering. A slightly acidic well dried soils best.
Once established water requirements are not high, especially if you mulch well around the plant.
Fertilise twice a year, in late summer as the weather cools and then again in spring.
How to Plant
This is a camellia that is best grown part shade, a position where it receives protection from the afternoon sun is ideal.
- Dig the soil over well before planting, removing weeds.
- Mix some aged cow manure with soil. Add a little leaf mould if you have it.
- Prepare a planting hole twice the width of the pot and the sam depth, with some loose soil at the bottom of the planting hole.
- Remove the plant from the pot, gently tease the roots out, just a little.
- Position the plant in the hole.
- Backfill around the plant and firm the soil gently.
- Water in well using a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant.
- Water regularly through the first summer.
Camellia japonica ‘Buttons ‘n’ Bows’ can be used as a feature plant in the garden border, as a hedge or grown in a container on a patio or in a courtyard.
It can also be used as an espalier in more confined spaces.
Description – Camellia ‘Buttons ‘n’ Bows’
Botanical Name – Camellia japonica ‘Buttons n Bows’
Common Name – Camellia ‘Buttons n Bows’
Position – Best in part shade or afternoon shade.
Soil – Slightly acidic and well drained.
Height – To around 3 metre
Width – To around 2 metres
Flowers – Pink blushed with white
Flowering time – Winter
Foliage – Deep green and glossy.