Camellia japonica 'Adolphe Audusson' - Camellia
Vigorous variety 'Adolphe Audusson' for beginners with excellent winter hardiness (winter hardiness zone 7a) and semi-double, blood-red flowers to which the yellow stamens contrast remarkably.
Camellia ‘Adolphe Audusson’ (Camellia japonica) is one of the most cold-tolerant camellias, with a classification in winter hardiness zone 7a (-18 °C), making it an excellent garden plant. It is a variety with red, semi-double flowers that reach up to 10 cm in width and appear in February/March. The yellow stamens are a beautiful contrast to the rich red petals. ‘Adolphe Audusson’ has a fairly compact and vigorous growth.
General information on Japanese Camellia: The evergreen shrubs with the glossy, leathery dark green leaves love semi-shady places and acidic, well drained but moist, humus-rich soil as well as acidic fertilizers (e.g. rhododendron fertilizer). Their thick flower buds are already formed from (late) summer, ripen from about September until flowering in February/March/April at 0 to 10 °C, and open in cool places around 10 °C. If the temperature is too high, the buds will fall off before they open: Japanese Camellias are not houseplants! But they are wonderful winter garden plants, which rightly bear the nickname "Roses of Winter". Or – due to their surprisingly high winter hardiness, depending on the variety – they can be planted out as permanent guests in the garden, protected from the winter sun with a shade net or fleece. When planted in the garden, flowering starts (depending on the weather) a few weeks later than potted Camellia in a conservatory..
Quality: red & semi-double & very numerous & rose-like flowers; evergreen & glossy leaves; compact & vigorous growth; very hardy
Use: planted in the garden; in pots from March/April outdoors in a semi-shaded place - during winter in an unheated room; all year in an unheated or rarely heated conservatory
- Asia (mediterranean)
- Flowering period
- Color of flowers
- winter temperature
- 5 (+/- 5) °C
- Minimum temperature
- -15 °C
- Hardiness Zones
- 2 - 2,5 m
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