Planting Outdoors In Mild Climates

Debbie Odom
You have made an investment in your Camellias and want them to do their best.  It all starts with proper planting. Learn the correct way to plant your camellias so you will have years of enjoyment!

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Knowing When To Plant Camellias

Debbie Odom
Planting time will play a huge part in the overall success of your camellias.   The idea is to plant at just the right time to give your plant time to acclimate to it's surroundings before climate conditions, such as heat and cold, create stress on the plant.    A well established plant will be able to handle these stresses better than new plantings.

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Camellia Japonica - The Camellia Queen

Debbie Odom
There are over 200 camellia species thought to exist in the world today, with many of these species being unfamiliar to avid camellia growers.  Camellia Japonica has been the most popular camellia in the south for over one hundred and fifty years.

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All In the "Camellia" Family

Debbie Odom
Do you ever wonder how Camellias are named?   Carolus Linnaeus, and 18th century Swedish botanist, is responsible for most of the world’s classification of plants and animals, otherwise known as taxonomy. 

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History of Camellias In America

Debbie Odom
The first camellias brought into North America were in the latter 1700’s and were sent to Savannah, Georgia.  These were seeds of Camellia sinensis and were sent to the Trust Gardens in the hopes that tea could be established here as an agricultural crop.  The rest is an interesting history.....

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Camellias - The Queen Of Ornamentals

Debbie Odom
Camellias are evergreen ornamental shrubs that produce a wide variety of blooms.  There are hundreds of thousands of varieties worldwide that have been officially named and logged, and probably equally as many that have not.  So, what makes the camellia special? 

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