Common Name : Camellia rosthorniana ‘Elina’Type : ShrubHabit : Pendulous/WeepingHeight : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : White& PinkFlowering from : Marchto MayFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : AcidSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterTo be Sheltered
C. ‘Elina’ is a compact shrub, to 1.5m tall and 0.75m wide, with a pyramidal habit. New shoots are coloured red and, in spring, small white flowers, with a pinkish flush on the outer edges of the petals, are borne on the slender, upright stems.
2020 – A few buds this winter.
2019- Covered with buds all winter long. First flowers around April 10. Disappointing flowering, aborted buds. Seems almost dead at the beginning of May! Removed dead stems (K) and watered the rest at the end of May. Seems to start again.
2018- Bought from “Les Amis Verts” of Montfort and planted under the pergola on the site of Hydrangea serrata ‘Kurenai’. Nice new foliage in May-June. Nice new foliage in May-June. Slightly relocated in mid-June to replace the ‘pink pearl’ rhododendron that was removed due to disease. Seems to be well established in July. Harvested seeds in September.