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In the cool of winter, Camellias are large beacons of colour on dark glossy compact leaves. Their slow growing, long-lived habit and showy winter blooms are a real indulgence for many gardeners.

Camellia varieties differ in lighting requirements, so always read the growing label for directions on the best planting position.

All Camellias love a slightly acid soil with pH of around 5.5 to 6. When planting Camellias in gardens or in pots, we recommend Searles Azalea & Camellia Specialty Mix. The other important factor is to make sure they are in a well-drained position, as they don’t like soggy conditions. For potted displays, choose a pot at least 40cm for your plant.

Once established in the ground, Camellias grow well with regular watering, about once to twice a week. In dry conditions, where they are left to fend for themselves, they won’t grow or flower so well. Camellias have shallow roots, so mulching once a year is recommended to protect their roots from drying out and extremes of temperature.

Camellias will flower best when fertilised regularly. Searles Flourish Azalea, Camellia & Gardenia Liquid Plant Food is a specially formulated fertiliser for these wonderful acid-loving plants. Liquid feed every three to four weeks to ensure good strong healthy growth with lovely deep green leaves.

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