Japonica Buttons ‘N Bow

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Camellia Japonica Buttons ‘N Bow

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  • Beautiful classic hybrid japonica with pink blooms
  • Ideal for screening, hedging & fence line planting
  • Thrives in partial to full shade locations
  • Vibrant blooms during winter months
  • Ideal for classic and formal garden
  • Mature plants grow up to 3 meters



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The Camellia Japonica ‘Buttons ‘n Bows’ is a beautiful and versatile hybrid Japonica camellia. It features dense foliage and a compact growth habit, making it ideal for creating privacy screens, planting along fence lines, or adding a flowering backdrop to garden designs. Layers of soft pink petals with a white center create stunning blooms during the cold winter months. Adding a much needed dose of colour and vibrancy to the winter garden. The dense foliage, with its compact nature makes this camellia an ideal choice fence line planting, privacy screening or stunning feature planter pots.



Product Specifications

  • Common Name: Japonica Buttons ‘N Bow
  • Form: Upright, compact, shrub
  • Decious / Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Uses: Feature / Specimen, hedging, evergreen screening
  • Planting Distance: 1- 1.5 meters apart for screening hedge
  • Mature Height: up to 3 meters
  • Mature Width: 1-2 meters
  • Position: Partial shade – Full shade
  • Flower Colour: Soft pink with white center
  • Flowering Period: Winter
  • Soil Type: Thrives in well-draining, well-fertilized soil.
  • Water Requirements: Low – medium
  • Maintenance Level: Medium -benefits from gentle prune and fertalizer
  • Planter Suitability: Yes, ensure adequate room for growth


Commonly Asked Questions

When does Buttons ‘N Bow Camellia’s flower?

You can expect abundant soft pink blooms during the Winter months. Deadheading camellias is optional and mainly done for cosmetic reasons. If you enjoy the appearance of a clean and tidy plant, you can remove spent flowers, but it’s not essential for the health or future blooming of the camellia.


How far apart do I plant them for a screening hedge?

Plant Buttons ‘N Bow between 1-1.5 meters apart for a screening hedge. 2 meters apart if you would like to see the plants stand separately. Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plants to help retain moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain a consistent soil temperature. Understand that it may take some time for the camellias to grow and fill in the hedge. Be patient, and as the plants mature, they will create a dense and attractive hedge.


When should I fertilise my camellias?

The best time to fertilize camellias is in late winter or early spring, just before the growing season begins. Fertilizing at this time provides nutrients to support new growth and flower development. It’s essential to use a balanced fertilizer specifically formulated for acid-loving plants, as camellias prefer acidic soil. Additionally, follow the recommended dosage on the fertilizer package to avoid over-fertilizing, which can harm the plants.