Help with camellia siting
I purchased a Camellia Japonica 'Betty Ridley' on impulse, and now I have to decide what to do with it. Camellia's are new to me.
I have read conflicting advice about best planting sites. Some say morning sun, afternoon shade. Others say no morning sun to protect frosty buds from warming too quickly, and suggest a west facing site.
Can anyone please offer advice. I have numerous places I could situate this Camellia as we are redoing the yard of our new-to-us house.
Also, what is the growth rate? I know they're slow, but how slow (in rough inches per year). Do they get wide, or mainly upright. The tag on the plant says upright habit.
Any advice most welcome.