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Potting Soil For Camellias

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Potting Soil For Camellias

The best and fastest way to kill your Camellias in containers is to use a potting soil that is formulated for bedding plants or vegetables.  The reason for this is that Camellia root systems like a soil that gives the roots a chance to breathe. They will not tolerate soils that are compact with no air space.  This is common with bedding plant soils. Our Camellia Soil   We grow all of our camellias in a pine-bark based soil mix.  The bark is finely ground, less than 1/4" pieces.  Sometimes sold in bags as mulch or soil conditioner.  We also use...

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