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Plant of the Week 14/6/2009: Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope'

Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope' I mentioned in this week's Plant of the Week article that Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope' is a strong compact grower to about 3m tall but only 1m wide so he is the perfect shrub for a narrow screen.

Here 'Bob Hope' has been clipped to 1.8m tall and stands along a sleeve-fence (sodegaki 袖垣). Both 'Bob Hope' and the sleeve-fence combine to form a screen enclosing a lantern and water-basin.

Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope' shines his joyful blooms throughout the cold of Winter. Below is a close-up showing 'Bob Hope's' cheerful colours. 'Bob Hope' flower detail