Plant Guide


Camellia 'Gay border'

Evergreen shrub with strong upright habit, flowering during autumn and late winter.Toothed, dark green leaves. Flower petals are white with a pink border and golden yellow stamens. Originated in New Zealand. Camellia sasanqua is one of the parents.

Responds well to pruning and makes a great hedge. Prefers acidic soil and partial shade but will tolerate full sun. Hardy to - 12oC.

Type of plant

Shrub - Evergreen


2 - 4 m tall, but can be kept smaller with pruning

Landscape Use

flower display, hedge, espalier


  • Temperature: Half hardy
  • Light: Medium High
  • Moisture: Medium
  • Soil: Medium
  • Wind tolerance: Average