A picture of a Camellia 'Bonomiana'

Camellia 'Bonomiana'

Camellia japonica 'Bonomiana'

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4.6m

Max

5m

2m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Camellia 'Bonomiana' Overview

Camellia japonica 'Bonomiana' is an evergreen shrub cultivar from the Theaceae family. Grown for the spectacular, double, pink-white flowers, these can measure up to 10cm in diameter.

Common problems with Camellia 'Bonomiana'

Scale and spider mites can cause issues and can be treated with insecticidal soaps, spray or alcohol. If you find that your leaf veins are turning yellow you might need to adjust your soil pH, the ideal pH will be 6.0 - 6.5, slightly acidic.

How to harvest Camellia 'Bonomiana'

Flowers can be cut whenever desired.

How to propagate Camellia 'Bonomiana'

Cuttings

Soft wood cuttings: cut a 10cm long new shoot, remove half of the leaves on the shoot, dip the base in rooting hormone (or alternatively cinnamon powder) & plant in moist compost.

Layering

Air Layering - cut a branch partially through, dip in hormone (or cinnamon), bend the branch so cut area touches the soil, weigh it down to keep it in place, leave to root and cut away parent plant.

Special features of Camellia 'Bonomiana'

Indoor plant

You are able to successfully​ grow Camellias in a container indoors.

Pot plant

Camellias can be potted successfully. Ensure good drainage and a good potting soil mix.

Hedge plant

It can be grown as a beautiful hedge, prune into the shape and size you want. Camellias grow well in spring and summer but not much during autumn and winter.​ The best time to prune is in autumn or after flowering.

Attractive flowers