Camellia japonica ‘Black Lace’
Camellia japonica ‘Black Lace’ is a captivating evergreen shrub, renowned for its striking, very dark red, semi-double flowers blooming in late winter and early spring. This variety adds elegance and allure to gardens, serving as a stunning focal point or accent plant, showcasing its dramatic, dark crimson-red blooms against glossy, dark green foliage.
Care & Size Guidance
Camellia japonica demands well-drained, acidic soil and thrives in full- to partial-shade, shielding it from harsh midday sun. Regular watering is vital during dry spells and its establishment period.
Camellia ‘Black Lace’ is slow-growing, it reaches heights of 1.5-2.5 metres. Pruning, if necessary, should occur after flowering to maintain its shape. This evergreen shrub’s breathtaking blossoms make it a perfect choice for borders or specimen planting, offering an exquisite display of colour and texture in gardens.
An ideal spot for Camellias is against a north-facing wall, where they will be protected from the sun and receive the additional benefit of radiated heat on the coldest nights.