Camellia japonica ‘Tama No Ura’

Camellia japonica ‘Tama No Ura’

One of the most interesting camellias introduced in recent years is ‘Tama No Ura’. This variety is from Nagasaki, Japan, and it first came on the scenes in America in 1978. The small to medium single flowers are very simple

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.

Camellia japonica ‘Guest Star’

Camellia japonica ‘Guest Star’

‘Guest Star’ was introduced by J.R. Moore of Hampton, Virginia in 1974, and it is now becoming extremely popular with camellia gardeners. The medium size formal double flower usually blooms winter through early spring, but we even have had flowers

Fertilizing Camellias

Fertilizing Camellias

Whether you are fertilizing old established camellias in your garden or plants that have been recently added, Holly Tone and Milorganite are excellent fertilzers to use on a regular basis. In fact, we have been using both of these organic

Camellia hybrid ‘High Fragrance’

Camellia hybrid ‘High Fragrance’

Species: hybrid Bloom Color: White with deep pink edges Bloom Size: Varies from small to medium Bloom Form: Varies from semidouble to full peony Bloom Season: Winter to Spring Growth Habit: Upright Growth Rate: Vigorous Maintainable Height: 5-6 feet Maintainable Width: 3-4 feet Light Preferences: Filtered shade Plant Uses: Accent plant,

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

Camellia japonica ‘Black Magic’

Camellia japonica ‘Black Magic’

This japoica is one of the most unique and popular camellias to be introduced in many years. The plant has striking “Holly-Like” foliage accompanying the most incredible black red flower that you will likely ever see. This variety is a

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

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