Camellia Laurie Bray Camellias

This beautiful Camellia produces large numbers of soft pink semi double blooms early, starting in February when few other plants are showing any colour, and lasting right through until at least April. The glossy deep green foliage makes a great backdrop for the flowers and is compact as this cultivar will grow to little more than 2 metres.

Camellia Laurie Bray Potted Camellias 3.5-4ft 100/125cm

  • in 15 litre pots

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Camellias are popular evergreen shrubs grown for their immaculate and colourful flowers, borne in large numbers on established plants through the winter or spring months, contrasting against the shiny evergreen foliage when few other plants in the garden are in flower. They are great winter flowering evergreens for gardens of all sizes, and they look fantastic growing in containers.

Camellia japonica Laurie Bray prefers to be grown in partial or dappled shade although they will take a little more sun when they get established, especially if a generous mulch keeps the roots cool. Choose a sheltered spot away from the early morning sun and damaging strong/cold winds. These are hardy plants, exposing them to early morning sun of an Easterly aspect or a dry site in full sun are the only serious dislikes.

Camellia Laurie Bray likes to be grown in well drained acidic soil although neutral soil is also fine if some ericaceous compost is added and mixed in well with the existing soil. Good drainage is important when growing Camellias, but they do not like to dry out completely in the summer. The new flower buds are being formed at this time of year, so it pays to give them a generous mulch of bark chippings or something similar in the spring to conserve moisture. Younger plants may need watering during longer dry spells until they are well established.

Camellia japonica Laurie Bray is a great (and easy) plant for container growing, choose a generous sized pot and plant it in ericaceous compost. Ideally place the pot in a sheltered spot away from cold north or east winds and with a touch of shade – somewhere close to the house so the flowers can be appreciated on dull winter days!

These handsome plants seldom need pruning although deadheading them will keep the plants looking fresh when some of the flowers start to drop. If you do need to prune then immediately after flowering is the best time, cutting back to a strong and healthy pair of leaves. Large or overgrown Camellia plants can be reduced in size and rejuvenated by pruning hard after flowering, new growth should follow soon after, but it may take a couple of years before they flower again.

Healthy and established Camellias growing in the soil will seldom need feeding, if they do look ‘washed out’ then a general-purpose ericaceous feed in spring should restore a healthy colour fairy quickly. The same fertiliser is ideal for container grown Camellia plants.

If you need any further information about Camellia japonica Laurie Bray please call our friendly, knowledgeable sales team on 01580 765600

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

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Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

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Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

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