Camellia japonica 'Brushfield Yellow' - Camellia
The variety 'Brushfield Yellow' shows the flower color yellow, which is very rare for camellias (Camellia japonica). The ruffled, inner petals give it an opulent appearance. Good winter hardiness (winter hardiness zone 8a/8b).
The up to 10cm large flowers of Camellia 'Brushfield Yellow' have a ruff of creamy-yellow petals at the center, giving them a yellow hue, which is very rare with camellias. The larger outer petals are white and give the flowers a truly rose-like appearance. Flowering time is March to April. Good to very good winter hardiness (hardiness zone 8a/8b: -12 °C). Compact, bushy and rather columnar growth habit.
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: yellow & anemone-form & very numerous & rose-like flowers; evergreen & glossy leaves; compact & slender growth; hardy to 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
- -10 °C
- Hardiness Zones
- 2 - 2,5 m
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