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

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

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

Camellia japonica ‘Sea Foam’

Camellia japonica ‘Sea Foam’

If you are looking for an outstanding white Japonica for the garden, it is hard to beat ‘Sea Foam’. This variety was introduced by John Weisner of Fernandina Beach, Florida back in 1959. Many camellia lovers are impressived by the

Camellia japonica ‘Sweetie Pie’

Camellia japonica ‘Sweetie Pie’

At Gene’s Nursery, camellias in the garden is so very important to us. Just because a camellia has a pretty flower, it does not mean that it also make a great plant in the garden. One camellia that has a

Camellia grijsii: Fantastic Camellia Species

Camellia grijsii: Fantastic Camellia Species

Many of the newly emerging camellia species from Asia are beginning to demonstrate their landscape potential for the garden. One of these species is called Camellia grijsii. This species of camellia is from China and has just begun to show

Camellia sasanqua ‘Leslie Ann’

Camellia sasanqua ‘Leslie Ann’

Species: Sasanqua Bloom Color: White with lavender tipped petals Bloom Size: Small 2′ Bloom Form: Formal double opening to semidouble Bloom Season: Fall Growth Habit: Dense, upright, columunar growth Growth Rate: Average ( 4-8 inches of new growth per season)

Camellia japonica ‘Royal Velvet’

Camellia japonica ‘Royal Velvet’

Great camellias begin with great plants, and ‘Royal Velvet’ has a fantastic plant. Beautiful camellia blooms without nice plants do little to enhance the garden, so it is always of utmost importance to select great plants like ‘Royal Velvet’ for