Camellia is’one of the most beautiful flowering shrubs with its beautiful flowering in’fall or spring.
In short, that’you should know:
Name : Camellia
Family : Theaceae
Type: Flowering shrub
Height: 1 to 5 m
Exposure : Sunny, partial shade, shade
Soil: Light, well drained
Foliage : Evergreen
Flowering : November to May, according to variety
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It is recommended plant Camellia rather in the fall to encourage good root development and better flowering in the first year.
- Spring planting subjects purchased container is quite possible but requires regular watering at first.
- Species that bloom in the fall or winter can be planted without difficulty up’in the spring. For example, the superb Camellia sasanqua.
- Mix of heathland (1/3), compost (1/3) and garden soil (1/3)
- Then sprinkle abundantly
- Pour one Mulching l’winter to protect the roots
Camellia will need’regular watering during the first 2-3 years, especially during hot weather and also to promote the recovery of the roots in the soil.
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Camellia pot advice’interview:
The potted camellia is a beautiful way to’adorn balconies and terrace but also to hide from’an overlooked due to its evergreen.
The culture of potted camellia :
It is quite possible and even very suitable. It even remains the ideal solution for those who have a terrace or a large balcony and love the camellia.
- Choose a pot of sufficient diameter and drilled deep
- Create a bed of gravel or balls’clay to facilitate drainage
- It is important’prevent the’water stagnating from the roots, it can kill your camellia
- Fill the pot with a peaty soil mixing and loam horticultural and plantation
- L’Watering must be regular in case of hot weather but never excessive so as to keep the soil moist
Potting the potted camellia:
Camellia can stay 2-3 years in the same pot, but should be changed regularly to give it instead to continue to grow.
- Repotting is held every 2 to 3 years
- Provide a pot’a diameter slightly greater than
- Add more peaty soil to fill the’space
Pruning and maintenance Camellia:
Once in place, the’Camellia maintenance is limited to a few non-mandatory size of gestures and a watering during hot weather.
Slow growth Camellia n’requires a priori no size.
If you still want balance or reduce the branches your camellia, wait until flowering.
Some camellias are indeed part of’hedge or require d’be cut because they are grown in pots
Attention flowering camellias may as well take place in’fall, winter or spring depending on the variety.
It is therefore important to know the period when the flowers appear in order not to cut just before.
Watering and fertilizer in the camellia:
Camellia is an ericaceous plant and, like most of’them, he likes cool soils, slightly damp, rather acid.
Regular watering is recommended but not excessive when the ground s’dry surface, usually from May to August.
Fertilizer side, you bring the’heather fertilizer for plants or camellia in spring and’fall.
Finally, note that’a mulch’bark all the’year keeps the’moisture and freshness of the soil and brings the decomposing’Camellia acidity which needs to ground.
Pests and diseases that affect the camellia:
Camellia is quite rustic and resistant to most diseases. It may nevertheless be subject to’attack mealybugs or aphids.
The leaves of the camellia yellow or fade:
C’is often a problem of deficiency in the soil and / or’too chalky soil. This is called chlorosis.
It is generally sufficient to resume regular watering and a contribution of’heather fertilizer for plants to overcome this phenomenon.
A layer of brown-black dust, like soot is deposited on the leaves:
This, that’called sooty mold, is often the result of’other diseases or pests such as mealybugs. The fungus grows on the honeydew indeed deposited on the leaves mealybugs or aphids.
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Namely the Camellia:
This flower shrub is known for its generous flowering but also for the whole blooming’year depending on the species.
Originating’Asia, it is called a bushy bearing alternate, leathery leaves and oval.
- There are several hundred’species, but the best known is the Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica) that’found on the photo below.
- Are planted in general massif’shrubs because they are beautiful splashes of color in a garden. It is also found insulated or in the middle’a flowering hedge.
- This shrub is also suitable for balconies and terraces, because you can the leave pots or tubs throughout their lives.
Smart board about Camelia:
The Mulching prevents weeds from growing, protects against cold and nourishes the land of’natural elements.
- The maritime pine bark are excellent for heather plants because it has the’advantage’be acidic.
- Giving the’acidity of your soil you probably camellia will improve the quality of flowering.
Finally, if the camellia n’not like it too hot sun, he n’like not too shady situations.
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