Camellia x williamsii 'Anticipation'
Evergreen shrub with an upright habit and dark green foliage. Simple, ovate, leathery, glossy, toothed leaves to 9 cm long and 5 cm wide. Large rosy red peony-form flowers, 10 cm across, during late winter.
Les Jury hybrid. Originated in New Zealand as a seedling from a cross between Camellia saluensis and Camellia japonica 'Leviathan'. First flowered in 1959.
Camellia x williamsii 'Anticipation' prefers a sheltered position in partial shade in any well-drained acidic or neutral soil. Tolerates shade and also copes with a position in full sun.
Prune after flowering to maintain shape and compactness.
Type of plantShrub - Evergreen
Size2-4 m tall, 1.5-2.5 m wide
Landscape Useflower display, hedge, espalier, topiary
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: Medium
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Medium
- Wind tolerance: Low Average