Camellia ‘Desire’

Camellia japonica (Desire)

Morning Sun Part Shade


Exquisite, palest pink, formal, medium flowers with deeper pink petal margins. The blooms hold well on the upright, vigorous, dense bush.

Grows as a large, evergreen shrub with attractive, glossy, dark green, thick foliage. Large showy flowers are borne in early winter to mid spring. Camellia japonica has been in cultivation for around 300 years.

  • Part shade position.
  • Low water requirement.

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Great In Containers

Shiny Foliage

Medium Shrub

2-3m Mature Height


Prefers early morning sun or part shade position. Shelter from the hot afternoon sun and wind. Can be planted under large trees. Dense shade restricts flowers.

Plant in well drained, slightly acidic soil. Before planting combine soil with organic matter for best results. Keep moist especially in hot, dry weather. Mulch well, but do not let the mulch to touch the trunk. May be lightly pruned to shape in spring. Feed in spring with a camellia fertiliser or a complete release fertiliser. Avoid lime.

Product Information


Part Shade, Morning Sun


Evergreen, Flowering, Perfect for tubs/container, Shiny Foliage, Shrub (Medium Height)

Foliage Colour

Green tones

Flower Colour



Heat Sensitive, Hot Dry Wind Sensitive, Prune After Flowering, Water Well In Summer, Well Drained Position

Pot Size

14cm pot, 2lt square pot

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