As autumn turns into winter add some colour and fragrance to your garden with a Camellia sasanqua. At this time of year it bursts into flower and will continue to bloom all through winter. Available in a variety of colours from white to pale pink through to a deep red and being an evergreen it will not shed its leaves through winter.
Camellia sasanqua like a sunny position sheltered from the cold and wind in winter (against a house, wall or fence would be ideal) and acidic soil is essential. If growing in a container use ericaceous compost. Plant in autumn or spring and prune after flowering if needed.
Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525).