Camellias

Camellias are old-fashioned plants with modern appeal! They have the most magnificent flowers. This, coupled with their bright green, glossy foliage, they would be a sensational specimen planting, would look prominent in a pot and make for a hot hedge! They are easy to grow and there is one available for any situation!

Hedge
'Paradise Blush' is a fast growing, trouble-free, evergreen screen. Paradise camellias are hybrid camellias bred in Australia to suit Australian conditions. Plant in sunny to partly shaded position in well drained, slightly acidic soil. Prune just once a year after flowering, so as not to sacrifice the blooms.
150mm $15

Groundcover
'Sweet Emily Kate' is a beautiful new hybrid growing to 1/2 metre. It is one of the few Camellias that have delicately perfumed flowers and are displayed in June/July/Aug. It is an effective groundcover that suppresses weeds and is also suitable for hanging baskets and pots!
150mm $15

Pot/Container


'Marge Miller' is an early flowering pink sasanqua with a lovely weeping habit that is perfectly suited to pots and hanging baskets.
180mm $30

Low Hedge


'Slim n' Trim' is a new Camellia. It is tight and compact with the brightest lipstick pink flowers and can easily be kept to a hedge around 400mm. It also has contrasting plum-coloured autumn foliage.
180mm $30

Garden Bed Specimens:
'Desire' is a very formal japonica variety bearing white/pink blooms. Growing 2-3 metres, it is a great specimen shrub.
200mm $30

'Federation' is an Australian bred japonica in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Federation of states. It has deep pink shading to white flowers, magnificent upright growth and glossy green foliage. 200mm $30

‘Volunteer’ is a spectacular specimen with deep-pink flowers and the central ruffles, edged in white. It flowers profusely from May to September, growing to a height of 2m.

Feed Tip: Feed at the start of the footy season and then again at grand final time!

Mulch Tip: Once established, they are extremely tough. Feed them first then give them a good layer of mulch in spring.

Angels Advice

Try scattering rusty nails or steel wool around red camellias, to get more colourful flowers.
Stimulate growth by throwing old tea leaves around the base of plants.
Float flowers in a bowl of water to add scent and beauty to a room.

SUPPLIERS


www.fiskars.com - (tools)
www.scottsaustralia.com.au - (fertiliser)
www.northcotepottery.com.au - (pots)

LOCATION


Rhodo Glen Nursery, The Patch, Victoria

 
 

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