Horticultural Oil

Horticultural Oil

Horticultural Oil is one of the best insecticides to use on camellias. It provides excellent control of Tea Scale and Spider Mites by suffocating these pests without adding dangerous poisons to the environment. Spring and Fall are perfect times to

Let Us Help You Identify Your Camellias!

Let Us Help You Identify Your Camellias!

Everyone wants to know the names of their camellias, but that is not an easy task to accomplish. Maybe, you bought a home with lots of old camellias, but you don’t have a clue as to what varieties are in

Mulching Your Camellias

Mulching Your Camellias

Mulch is such an important part of camellia gardening, and our customers are always asking about what material works best as mulch. In the picture above, we are using pruning clippings as a mulch for the front of our nursery.

Up-Potting Camellias in the Spring

Up-Potting Camellias in the Spring

Spring is an excellent time to up-pot your camellias in containers to larger pots. We are always busy in the spring up-potting our smaller camellias into larger pots, and you can do the same thing with your plants. Keep in

Basic Camellia Care & Proper Installation

Basic Camellia Care & Proper Installation

Planting Outdoors Planting outdoors is recommended when and if it is suitable for your area. In warmer regions (climate zone 8 and 9), fall planting is best.   For colder climates, spring planting is the prefered time to install camellias. Plant

A Tribute to Jerry Conrad of Erinon Camellia Nursery

A Tribute to Jerry Conrad of Erinon Camellia Nursery

  From the time that I was little, I have been surrounded by colorful camellia friends. First, it was by dad’s camellia friends. Later, it was my own band of interesting personalities with insatiable attractions to our favorite plant. Camellias

Camellia sasanqua ‘Shishi-Gashira’

Camellia sasanqua ‘Shishi-Gashira’

Species: Sasanqua (Hiemalis) Bloom Color: Deep Rose Pink Bloom Size: Small Bloom Form: Semidouble to Rose Form Double Bloom Season: Fall Growth Habit: Low Spreading Growth Rate: Average Maintainable Height: As Low as 2-2.5 Feet Maintainable Width: As narrow as 2-2.5 Feet Light Preferences: Filtered Shade to Full Sun

Camellia japonica ‘Grace Albritton’

Camellia japonica ‘Grace Albritton’

Species: Japonica Bloom Color: White with pink around petal edges Bloom Size: Miniature to Small Bloom Form: Formal Double Bloom Season: Winter to early Spring Growth Habit: Upright Growth Rate: Vigorous Maintainable Height: 5-6 Feet Maintainable Width: 3-4 Feet Light Preferences: Filtered Shade Plant Uses: Container, Foundation, Accent, Short Screen

The Difference Between ‘Pink Perfection’ and ‘Otome’

The Difference Between ‘Pink Perfection’ and ‘Otome’

Probably the most popular camellia in America is an old japonica called ‘Pink Perfection’. According to the Southern California Camellia Society’s Nomenclature, this old favorite camellia was imported into Sacramento, California from Japan in 1875. Before we began calling it

Four Georgia Crackers in California by Judge Arthur Solomon

Four Georgia Crackers in California by Judge Arthur Solomon

This is the story about a trip to California made by four Georgia Crackers. One was none other than Mr. John Illeges, donor of the Illges Medal, who resides at “Plumfield,” in one of those Ionic column mansions at Columbus.