Non-flowering camellia

Peter Cooper asked 10 years ago
We have a camellia planted about six years ago that has yet to flower. It is located in a spot sheltered by Hebe, has been fed regularly, mulched with peat, and not allowed to dry out. It is also located fairly close to a plastered wall. We propose moving it away from the wall in case that is the problem. When is the best time to move it please?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Some camellias, Japonica types, are slow to flower whereas Williamsii types are far more productive.

It is probably suffering some root competition and shading. It might eventually flower but not be great. After six years, it should be two metres tall.

If you want to move it, do so in October or March.