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When to plant out Camellia?


By Janey

Lincolnshire, England Eng

I have a beautiful Camellia on the verge of is an Xmas pressie. At the moment it is in my cold greenhouse...would you keep it there till Spring or plant it out when it's not frosty...I don't want to lose the buds and it was under cover at the garden centre.

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If it has been kept frost free so far, then I think it might be best to keep it that way until after frosts have finished. Better safe than sorry

14 Dec, 2008


Thanks Milky...I thought that's what I would do.

14 Dec, 2008


Yep definately keep it frost free, although some varieties do flower this early, most camelias are Spring flowering and even then on established plants frost will burn the flowers. Plant it out when the flowers have finished, in the Spring after danger of heavy frost has passed. Plant it with ericaceous (acidic) soil as camelias prefer a ph of less than 7.

16 Dec, 2008


Thank you's a very beautiful one with white flowers striped pink.

17 Dec, 2008


It's a pleasure, no probs

17 Dec, 2008

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