where to plant camellia?

Caitriona Campbell asked 12 years ago

I have been given a fairly mature camellia in a container it is probably about 5 feet tall there are no flowers on it at the moment. I would like to plant it out in the garden how would I go about this and where is the best position for it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
A camellia can be planted from a pot at any time but camellia does not like limy soil.

Longford soil is mostly limy and you should do a soil test, using a pH test kit from a garden centre, to see it the soil is acidic or limy. If it is limy, you will have to make efforts to chnage the soil acidity, as outlined here:

https://gardenie.wpengine.com/gerrycategory/acid-soil-beds/?id=5466

Be sure to water a newly planted camellia during any dry spell in the few months after planting out. Plant in a position of shelter and part-day sunshine.

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