Camellia japonica 2-3

€190.00 TTC
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The Japanese Camellia is characterized by its pretty red, pink or white flowers and its evergreen and glossy foliage. The flowering period lasts a long time, from February to June...

+ Location: outside, to be protected from the cold in winter
+ Origin: grown for 20+ years in our nursery
+ Foliage : Evergreen
+ Type : Hardy/Perennial

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Growing Tips

Location : Outdoors all year round, the Japanese Camellia adapts perfectly to the warm climate but prefers a fairly cool exposure (North and East) and away from draughts. Avoid the rising and burning sun which can damage its frozen foliage and buds. The ideal location for the Japanese Camellia is a semi-shaded exposure.

Protect it from heavy frosts in winter (from -3), in a cold greenhouse or in a bright unheated room during heavy frosts.

Watering : Very important to keep your bonsai alive ! The camellia likes moist soil, so water it every day on sunny days (spring/summer/autumn)  but moderately in winter, thanks to the rain and cold, you will not necessarily need to water regularly since the substrate will remain moist.

Keep an eye on watering in the winter, as it does not lose its leaves.

To be more precise, you will need to water your tree regularly, letting the root ball dry out slightly between two waterings in order to avoid excess water. Indeed, underwatering or overwatering is not necessarily advantageous for your bonsai.

Don't hesitate to water it down to the roots, the water will drain away through the holes under your pot. Avoid putting a cup or container under your pot as the water will stagnate and can cause root rot.  (Too much water = asphyxiation).

Repotting and substrate: Its roots grow quickly. Repot it every two or three years, in early spring, right after flowering. Be careful when pruning its roots as it is a variety that does not tolerate the loss of them well.

Substrate used in our nursery : Potting soil which is composed of black peat, blond peat, eco old soil, topsoil, horse manure, pozzolana..., you can adapt your substrate by making a more draining mixture with akadama, pumice, pozzolana..

Size : Remove faded flowers and prune after flowering, if necessary, to give a nice, balanced shape.

Fertilization : In the nursery, we use tomato/flower fertilizer NPK 12 12 17. It is a perfect fertilizer as a supplement to nutrients. Place the fertilizer on the substrate, a handful is usually enough (larger or smaller depending on the size of the pot). Fertilize from spring to fall (May to October), every 2 months.


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All our bonsai are unique. That's why they're referenced by numbers. These do not indicate the age of the tree. If you would like to know more about it, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to let you know its approximate age. 

We ship bonsai throughout France and neighbouring countries that are part of the EU. 

We take care to pack each bonsai in custom-made wooden crates or reinforced cartons . The tree is well protected and tied to prevent any risk of breakage.

Depending on the size and weight of your bonsai, shipping is carried out by specialized carriers: DPD (under 30kg) or GEODIS (+30kg).

Our priority is that the delivery of your bonsai goes smoothly. For this reason, shipments are rarely made on weekends and never during heat waves, to prevent your bonsai from transacting for too long. We also regularly check and verify the tracking of your packages. 

Do not hesitate to consult our delivery page to learn more about our methods. 



The + of our bonsai nursery

The bonsai tree you see in the picture is really the one you are going to receive. To find out the dimension, refer to the scale on the side. Each product is unique and we take care to take photos that give you the most accurate preview possible of what you will receive.

All bonsai are produced in our large nursery in Lot-et-Garonne. They are therefore perfectly adapted to the climate of France, which is not always the case with Japanese imports.

We have more than 1000 bonsai for sale at the nursery and tens of thousands under cultivation and work. This site is only a meagre representation of our production, but it is impossible for us to put all our stock online. So if you're passing by, don't hesitate to visit us!

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Do not hesitate to contact Valentine on 06 05 40 49 96.