Reticulatas are the "look at me" show off queens of the Camellia world. Their flowers are so large and spectacular you can't help but stop and admire their bountiful blowsy beauty. Originally from China where they have been valued for centuries, Reticulatas are a relatively recent part of Western horticultural history.
Reticulatas generally commence blooming around about May. They have quite an upright growth habit and an open framework of branches and foliage. The leaves are very large, glossy and leathery. Find a place in the garden where you want to make a strong statement and your chosen Camellia reticulata won't hesitate to make it for you, even on the gloomiest winter day.
Reticulata. The NZ breeders of this simply beautiful Camellia certainly deserve our congratulations. Pale orchid-pink, formal flowers with unique wavy petals that are thick and textured dress the bush from mid winter through to mid spring. Self grooming. Evergreen. PVR.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m
Reticulata. Bold, bright and beautiful. Large, semi-double scarlet blooms that will brighten up any garden through dull winter months. Attractive large serrated green foliage. Very hardy and vigorous. Plant in a semi-shaded position for best results. Evergreen. Multi Award Winner.
Colour: Red / Orange Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2.5m
Reticulata Hybrid. This is an outstanding, award-winning hybrid that has very large salmon pink double flowers that appear from mid winter through to mid spring. Very attractive and a strong grower. Happiest planted in semi-shade. Evergreen.
For a table decoration with a difference try floating the beautiful blooms of 'Valentine Day' in a low bowl when you're having that romantic candle lit dinner.
Colour: Pink / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 3m