Camellia x williamsii ‘Debbie’

Glossy leathery foliage is the perfect foil in late winter for the rose pink double peony-form flowers up to a whopping 12cm across. This acid-loving shrub has an open and upright habit, and performs best in part to full shade and moist, well drained soils.

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Expert Tip

Like most Camellias, ‘Debbie’ will drop its flowers gracefully when spent, so no laborious deadheading required!
Hybrid vigour

Hybrid vigour

C. x williamsii hybrids like ‘Debbie’ flower later than C. japonica, often reported to begin in January and bear flowers through to as late as March. However, luckily they have inherited Camellia japonica’s renowned cold hardiness. Hybrid vigour, the phenomenon whereby a cross of two species has improved abilities, means that this group of Camellias are particularly floriferous. Like many C. x williamsii, ‘Debbie’ has slightly translucent petals, making them all the more attractive in the late winter sun.

Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Reasonably vigorous for a Camellia, this can eventually reach 4m over many years in the right spot. Given a large enough container, adequate watering and ericaceous compost they can do extremely well as specimen potted shrubs.


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