Camellia has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years for uses ranging from privacy hedges and winter beauty to oil and tea. These plants can thrive for more than one hundred years with proper care in shrub, hedge, or tree form, bringing beauty to your garden when other plants are dormant, year after year. Read more now.
Want to get your camellias in their best shape ever? Want to see more blooms than you imagined possible? Then break out the pruners and let’s get to work. This comprehensive guide shows you when, why, and how to prune your camellias the right way, whether you’re doing regular maintenance or tending neglected plants.
If you want the biggest, most beautiful display possible, you must fertilize your camellias. These plants are heavy feeders and they won’t bloom well if you forget. But you don’t want to feed them at the wrong time either, which can cause leaf growth at the expense of flowering. This guide helps you figure it all out.
Are your camellia flower buds not opening as expected? Are the terminal buds on your plant looking sad and brown? It could be bud mites. These microscopic pests can wreak havoc on camellia plants, causing buds to turn brown and maybe even fall off. Identifying these pests can be a challenge. Learn more in our guide.
Camellias provide stunning color during a time of year that can be decidedly humdrum. That’s why it’s extra frustrating when they fail to bloom. If your camellias aren’t covered in blossoms as they should be, we can help you figure out what’s causing the problem, whether it’s too much shade or not enough nutrients.
Leaf galls are ugly and concerning but they aren’t life-threatening to camellias. They cause strange growth that can ruin the look of your plant, but eliminating the problem is straightforward. In this guide, we’ll help you deal with this unsightly disease so you can enjoy your camellia’s beautiful display once more.
Sooty mold isn’t usually a death sentence for your camellias. It can stunt growth and it’s ugly, but it’s not fatal. But when black mold is present, it means something else is going on with your plants that needs to be resolved, like an aphid or scale infestation. Learn how to figure out the cause and fix it.
If you head outside to enjoy your camellias only to discover that the flowers are covered in ants, don’t panic. This common issue isn’t difficult to fix. Learn why those ants are visiting (hint: there’s something else going on as well!), how you can get rid of them, and how to stop them from returning in the future.
Camellias offer year-round beauty – unless something decides to chew on the foliage. There are all kinds of pests that can’t wait to dine on your pretty plants. From grasshoppers to beetle weevils, this guide will help you figure out what is causing the holes in your camellia leaves and how to remedy the situation.
The beloved ornamental camellia has been cultivated globally for ages and bred by experts so some varieties can withstand harsh winter conditions. But camellia types that thrive in warmer climates will need protection prior to the onset of winter temperatures and cold winds, to avoid dieback and damage. Learn more now.
Have you noticed that your potted camellia is losing leaves, dropping blooms, or generally looking unhealthy? There are several potential causes, but fortunately, most are easy to address when caught early and dealt with quickly. Learn about the most common problems and how to fix them fast. Read more now.
The “rose of winter,” camellias are well known for their winter blooms. But when you lack space in your yard or temperatures in your region dip too low, you might miss out – unless your camellia is in a container that can be moved indoors in cold snaps and pruned to keep it compact, opening up some new possibilities.
Camellias add fall, winter, and spring color to the landscape and shrubs have a variety of blossom forms and growth habits. There are six main methods of propagating these plants at home, including from seed, cuttings, layering, air layering, and grafting. Learn how to propagate camellias in this guide. Read more now.
Centuries after camellias were first brought from the wilds of Asia into the home garden, thousands of cultivars have been selectively bred for stunning blooms, cold hardiness, and specific growth habits. Which one will be a good fit in your garden? Discover 11 of our favorite camellia varieties and choose your favorite.