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Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.
Camellia 'Mine No Yuki' is a spreading large shrub with semi double beautiful white flowers and glossy green foliage. It has an arching and somewhat weeping habit, and is a dense grower. It is an early autumn flowerer, and they are prolific. It responds well to pruning and trimming to shape the plant. Once established camellias are very hardy and drought resistant, but they do need some care when young until they establish a good root system. A great hedging or screening plant, or as a lovely specimen. Can also be container grown. Good for sun and for part shade, mulch to conserve soil moisture and to deter weeds, and give a handful of complete fertiliser in autumn and spring.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: autumn
Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.