Camellia Betty Ridley
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Camellia japonica ‘Betty Ridley’
Semi-double pink flowers.
Camellia Betty Ridley is an upright, evergreen shrub with large glossy, dark green, oval leaves. In Winter, the plant is covered in large double-petaled bright pink blooms with purple undertones. Prune after flowering to desired height and shape, this will encourage a bushy growth habit and the future development of flowers. Moderate water requirements once established, will benefit from deep soaking in the peak of summer. Prefers to be grown in humus-rich soil which is well-draining.
Position: Part Shade – Full shade
Potted into larger containers
Make sure to prepare the soil prior to planting. Mixing in a bag of well-aged animal manure or compost can help to conditions and revitalise tired soil. Make sure to blend with pre-existing soil, mixing together thoroughly. Once the soil has been prepare, dig a hole which is wider, but not deeper, than what the original size of the pot the plant has come in. Position the plant in the hole and backfill any gasp with the excess soil. Give the plant a deep soaking of water to help settle the roots.
If planting into a pot make sure that the container chosen is large enough for the plant being planted. Never pot a plant into a container which is too small. Use a premium quality potting mix as this has all the added fertilisers and wetting agents required for having a healthy plant.
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