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Camellia 'Margaret Davis Picotee'

Camellia japonica 'Margaret Davis Picotee'

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Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Camellia 'Margaret Davis Picotee' Overview

Camellia 'Margaret Davis Picotee' is an evergreen shrub cultivar with an upright growing habit. This cultivar has been developed from one of the most commonly found species, Camellia japonica. It has dark green foliage and attractive, formal double or peony-form flowers. It may be used for hedges and borders or just as a beautiful focal point in your garden. The flowers are white with a narrow pink-red picotee margin along the edges of the petals. The blooms tend towards a creamy yellow colour in the centre.

Common problems with Camellia 'Margaret Davis Picotee'

Scale and spider mites can cause issues. These can be treated with insecticidal soaps, spray or alcohol. If you find that your leaf veins are turning yellow you might need to adjust your soil pH, the ideal pH will be sligthly acidic: 6.0 - 6.5.

How to harvest Camellia 'Margaret Davis Picotee'

Flowers can be cut whenever desired.

How to propagate Camellia 'Margaret Davis Picotee'


Semi-hardwood cuttings: cut a 10cm long new shoot, remove half of the leaves on the shoot, dip the base in rooting hormone (or alternatively cinnamon powder) & plant in moist compost.

Special features of Camellia 'Margaret Davis Picotee'

Hedge plant

It can be grown as a beautiful hedge, prune into the shape and size you want. Camellias grow well in spring and summer but not much during autumn and winter.​ The best time to prune is in autumn or after flowering.

Attractive flowers

Indoor plant

You are able to successfully​ grow Camellias in containers indoors.

Pot plant

Camellias can be potted successfully. Ensure good drainage and a well-draining potting soil mix.


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