An old fashioned and very popular variety Camellia Japonica Grand Marshall has attractive red flowers and good glossy green foliage.
Like many C. japonica types is is a little slow in growth rate over the first 2 – 3 years. Once the plant is established the growth rate improves.
Upright in habit it makes a good screening pastas well as feature plant.
Choose a position where the soil is good, and free draining. Full morning sun to filtered afternoon light in cooler climates more shade in warmer areas is best.
- Prepare the soil well before planting.
- Dig over and add some well rotted compost and a little aged cow manure.
- Make sure you dig the area over to twice the width of the container as this will encourage good root growth.
- Plant at the same depth as it was in the container.
- Firm in and water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
Remove any dead wood as it appears. Prune to shape and size as required affect flowering. Grand Marshall takes well to pruning.
- Botanical Name – Camellia Japonica Grand Marshall
- Common Name – Camellia Grand Marshall
- Family – Theaceae
- Position – Part shade to filtered light.
- Soil – Best suited to a slightly acidic humus rich moist soil..
- Height – To around 4 metre
- Spread – Forms a clump to around 2 metres.
- Growth rate – Slow at first then medium.
- Flowers – Deep red informal peony type blooms.
- Flowering time – Late winter to spring
- Foliage – Good glossy green.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Medium
Camellia Japonica Grand Marshall is available for sale from the following nurseries
WISHING WELL NURSERY phone : (03) 9756 6107
407 -409 Monbulk Rd, Monbulk VIC 3793