Great article Sue, I love Camellias and they have a wonderful display of colour in the spring.
I'm glad Ann ( Galanthophile ) has got some growing in her garden that belonged to our mam.
There seems to be a problem, as lot of the photo's seem missing on the article!
Howdy, Sharron. Nice to see you, too! Hope you are taking good care of that baby acorn tree of yours!
Rainy, cool, and muddy outside so I get to drift in and out of the shoffice today, enjoying the heat of the wood stove inside and the smell of the wood smoke outside! What a great day! And of course I check DG each time I come back in!
Sharon/Sharron, I wonder if you can grow Camelia if you plant them up next to your house, like I do gardenia, out of the winter winds.
Speaking of gardenias, back to work potting them up in the g-house.
I noticed that Sue mentioned planting up next to the house, and wondered if that would work for me, too. You better believe I'll try that soon as spring gets here. I don't think I could find one here in time to plant before freezing starts, so it'll have to wait.
I've bookmarked this article...it'll be here when I need it!
The best Camellias in town here are planted infront of houses that face east or north on either side of the front steps. There is a 2 story Camellia infront of the little house next door and it seems to be a fairly strong grower, except for snow-load damage from last winter. There is 2 fish-tail Camellias in my block and the one on the South-west corner can become yellowish due to summer sun/drought (July/Aug) but the one facing North-East is always dark green and blooms nicely. The only time I've seen them do well in a south exposure here is if they have sufficient summer irrigation, feeding and protection from winter winds below freezing.
I believe they are under-utilized and under-rated for both commercial and residential landscapes. The nursery I work at always sells out early in the season.
Recently some of my cuttings have had some white spots showing up on the underneath side of the leaves. I keep rubbing it off, but it keeps coming back. Any suggestions?? Do you know what is causing this?