Nutrients are a very important part of camellia care. Your camellias will need adequate nutrients throughout their life cycle, and they can’t get it if you don’t give it to them! Healthy plants grow better and bloom better than nutrient deficient plants.
To be successful with Camellias in containers, you need to make sure you are giving them the correct environment, and that starts with potting soil. Learn what type of soil will give you beautiful camellias for years to come.
Some of you may be familiar with the camellia variety known as ‘Frankie Winn’ or the variegated version called ‘Frankie Winn Variegated’. Both are excellent Japonica cultivars that well suited for garden plants as well as for exhibition blooms.
Learn about growing Camellias in colder climates and what you can do to have beautiful camellias like we do in the the south. You'll read tips from the expert- Dr. William Ackerman who developed many cold-tolerant Camellias.
Many times growing Camellias in the ground is not possible. You may live in an excessively cold climate where winter growing is not right. You may also have limited space in your garden or the soil is not right. Good News! Camellia make excellent container plants and can be used almost anywhere!
Many of us have had a case of bad sunburn at one time or another in their lives, but did you know the condition can also affect camellias?. Usually this condition occurs during the most extremely hot days of summer when the sun is high in the sky and the sun's rays are most intense. There are ways to prevent or minimize sunburn.
Camellias are the most diverse group of Evergreen Ornamental Shrubs. They typically bloom Fall-Spring with a multitude of colors, patterns, sizes & bloom types. Growth habits and foliage characteristics are also just as diverse as the blooms! And Camellias don't have thorns!
Did you know the tea we all love to drink comes from a Camellia? Not just any Camellia ~ only Camellia sinensis is used for producing the wonderful beverage. We have developed a line of Camellia sinensis Tea plants that are exceptional in the garden as well as in your cup!
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Spring is not far away and your camellias should still be blooming their heads off! When we move into mid to end of March, the camellias will begin tapering off but there's still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the blooms!