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Camellia 2018
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:15:30 PM »
A rather sparse Camellia 'Cornish Snow'. Needs pruning methinks.


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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 08:00:32 PM »
How hard  could/would you cut it back, Ralph?
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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 12:03:15 AM »
I think you can prune them pretty hard. People grow them as hedges.
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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 12:00:07 PM »
Never seen a hedge like that  - must be rather  nice.
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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2018, 01:37:21 PM »
Well yes, we do see  hedges of fully evergreen camellias up here.  Sorry, I "saw" your  'Cornish Snow' as being deciduous and got confused.  :-\
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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 09:58:53 AM »
Hello there
               I tend to cut back around 1/4 to a 1/3 first an then give them a feed. I then leave for a while to see where they are going to break from and re prune to shape. I find they will break from low down but it can take a few years to regenerate if they are pruned very hard. If I have camellias in pots I find they can get pot bound and starved quite quickly. I tend to feed with a general balanced liquid feed with good results for growth in late spring and switch to a higher potash feed in summer to harden up the young growth and encourage flowers. I quite often add some chealated iron if they are looking a bit yellow.

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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 10:31:42 AM »
Thanks Alasdair, very useful advice.
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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 01:33:32 PM »
Camellia japonica 'San Dimas'

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Camellia x williamsii 'Water Lily'

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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 01:35:57 PM »
Some species:

Camellia transnokensis

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Camellia grijsii

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Camellia cuspidata

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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 07:09:04 PM »
Camellia reticulata 'Innovation'

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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2018, 03:54:50 PM »
Camellia 'Nuncio's Carousel'

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Camellia 'Leonard Messel'

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Camellia japonica 'Midnight'

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Re: Camellia 2018
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2018, 08:08:25 PM »
Camellia reticulata 'Satan's Robe'

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