Outdoor Flowering Camellia Bonsai Tree
Item code: CFPL
Camellia Bonsai Tree in a Plastic Pot
£ 39.00
Lovely flowering Camellia Bonsai Tree in a plastic bonsai pot between 35-50cm tall.
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Camellias are outdoor late flowering (December through to March/ April) and evergreen and are among the most beautiful flowering shrubs to have been introduced to the West from China and Japan. Although they produce handsome, glossy, dark green leaves, they are grown for their lovely flowers, which vary in colour from white to deep red and in shape from single to formal double. The flowers are borne from winter to spring. Camellias with small leaves make excellent bonsai and are best grown in the informal upright style 

Where to keep them
Camellias (zones 6-8) are found in the wild in woodlands from northern India to China and Japan, and some species occur in Java and Indonesia. Most are hardy in temperate areas and, even when there is snow on the ground, flowers will still appear. However, you should move your bonsai to a frost-free place if prolonged periods with temperatures below 2°C (10°F) are forecast. If plants are outside in late winter or early spring, position them so early morning sun does not damage frosted buds. Heavy rain also harms delicate blooms. Camellias should be kept in partial shade in the growing season as excessive sun will scorch the leaves.

Please Note: The picture is for guidance only. It is not generally possible to send the tree in the picture. Please note that measurements given are approximate not exact. Measurements given are from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree, the pot colour may also vary from the picture. Due to their nature trees grow and whilst in our care may need pruning, this means the tree that you receive may differ in size to that given in the description. The appearance of the tree may vary depending on the season.

General Care of Outdoor Bonsai
In many ways outdoor Bonsai can be easier to look after, have more scope for creativity and grow faster then indoor species. Here are some general instructions on caring for them.

All Bonsai need sunlight some will thrive given direct sunlight and other will tolerate some shade (check each species for more information).
Protect the tree during prolonged periods of cold weather. Either in a shed, under the canopy of another tree or in an unheated greenhouse.

Watering is the key to keeping the bonsai alive. In dry spells water your bonsai regularly ensuring that soil is damp but not soggy wet

Pruning Shoots 
Prune new growth regularly to maintain the shape of the bonsai.
If you don't prune often the tree will lose its shape and become straggly.
Prune when new shoots grow which is normally in Spring and Summer.

Pruning Roots or Re-potting
Re-pot or root prune only when the tree gets pot bound. Usually every two or three years but check the species. Spring (Feb/March) is the best time for repotting a tree. Prune enough roots off to make space for new soil.

Feed once a month during the growing season usually Spring- Summer.
Use liquid or pellet fertiliser (always read the label for instructions)

Visit our FAQ page for more advice and check out our YouTube Channel for tutorials and information.
Bonsai Workshops and Classes run by Herons Bonsai
We have been running our bonsai classes and workshops at Herons for over thirty years where they have been the source of inspiration for many bonsai enthusiasts. The sessions are run by one of the Herons team and are held twice a month.
What is a Workshop?
All our workshops are hands on sessions for all abilities, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. You can learn any aspect of bonsai in this class. 

We are fully booked for the rest of 2021 we hope to resume in Spring 2022
Thank you for your interest in our workshops, we are hoping to release some dates for 2022 early next year.

We do have a waiting list that you are welcome to join by emailing sales@herons.co.uk letting us know how many places you are looking to book, please accompany this with your contact number, this means we can call if we get a late cancellation.

If you are looking for a 1-2-1 class with Peter Chan he can  normally offer a 2 hour time slot on a Monday or Tuesday morning starting at 11am finishing at 1pm. 

If you are interested and would like prices please email us at sales@herons.co.uk

* We do our best to get all orders out in a timely fashion and you will normally receive your goods within a few days. 

** Please note that we are only able to ship within the UK and are unable to send to EU countries or Ireland. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

UK Delivery

Delivery Options
Weight  Price (Inc. VAT)
UK Orders placed before 12 midday are usually dispatched within a day or two 600g-1kg £8
UK Orders placed before 12 midday are usuallly sent within a day or two 1-30kg £8
UK Saturday Delivery
Orders placed before 12 midday
1-30kg £12
UK Pallet Delivery
2-5 Working days
30-80kg £100 Min POA


UK Offshore Delivery

Delivery Options
Weight  Price (Inc. VAT)
UK Offshore 
 2-3 Working days
0-6000g £8
UK Offshore Standard Next Day
1-2 Working Days
600g-30kg £13
Scottish Highlands Two Day
2-3 Working days
1-30kg £20


EU Delivery (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED)- Please check individual countries

- If you cannot be in when goods arrive, you can designate a safe place for the parcel to be left (you take full responsibility for this if you choose a safe place)

- All UK deliveries are sent out with either DPD or APC couriers. We cannot guaruntee next day delivery as this depends on weather and road conditions etc; - however 99% of deliveries are next day delivery once dispatched.

- We do not dispatch any orders on weekends, or bank holidays, this may increase the delivery time for up to 4 days.

- The delievry date you select cannot be guarunteed, we will do our best to deliver the order on that date, however sometimes this may not be the case.

- Our parcels are packed in strong double-walled cardboard boxes and sent by reputable couriers. 

- We do not deliver Sundays or Bank Holidays.

 Refunds & Returns Policy

- If you order online you are entitled to cancel your order within 7 working days of receipt of the goods, the goods must then be returned to us within 14 days and in the original condition.

- The cost of returning the goods will be borne by the customer and not by Herons. 

- If goods are received in a damaged condition you must state that on the delivery note and inform the nursery immediately. Please send a picture of the damaged item.

- Goods damaged in transit i.e. a smashed pot will either refunded or replaced.

- Please ensure that you have ordered the right items before accepting the terms and conditions of the transaction.
EU deliveries may take longer, so please give us a call to confirm delivery if you don't receive your items.

Product Disclaimer

- Every care has been taken to ensure that all descriptions, measurements, colours and prices are correct.

- Measurements given are approximate. The sizes given for the trees are from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree. Though the size of the tree may change depending on the season and if we have have pruned. 

- While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of each individual tree, styles and shapes may vary.

- We try very hard to ensure that all items featured on this site are in stock or are available to order. However, discontinued or out of stock items may not be removed immediately.

- The picture is for guidance only. It is not generally possible to send the tree in the picture. We may need to send you one that's similar in terms of size, shape, pot and age. The appearance of the tree may vary depending on the season.