Camellia Plants
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Camellias

Zone Wales | Anonymous added on June 19, 2018 | Answered

leave I have a camellia plant in a large container in ericacheous compost I water it and feed it with camellia feed but it does not flower and some of the leaves are Brown. IT IS NOT IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT. HELP PLEASE .What have I done wrong? It is 3 to 4 years old now.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on June 20, 2018

    Cold tolerance is an important consideration when growing plants in containers. As a rule of thumb, growing plants in containers shifts hardiness by approximately two zones.
    Camellias prefer well-drained, acidic soil, ideally with a pH between 5.0 and 6.5. The simplest way to provide a suitable growing medium is to use a commercial mix for rhododendrons and azaleas or camellias.
    Camellias do not tolerate wet feet, so containers must have good drainage.
    First, always water plants before applying fertilizer to avoid burning roots. Secondly, never fertilize when temperatures are above 90 degrees F.
    The easiest method is to apply a commercial water-soluble fertilizer for acid-loving plants (camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, etc.) according to label directions. Begin applications in spring and continue until late summer, making the last application about six to eight weeks before your first frost date.

    Container-grown camellias dry out faster than those planted in the ground. Be sure to water containers deeply when the upper 2- to 3-inches of soil feel dry to the touch. Allow containers to drain thoroughly. Avoid pruning camellias during the growing season when buds are forming. Shape plants after flowering in late winter/early spring before the first flush of new growth.

    Container-grown camellias dry out faster than those planted in the ground. Be sure to water containers deeply when the upper 2- to 3-inches of soil feel dry to the touch. Allow containers to drain thoroughly. Avoid pruning camellias during the growing season when buds are forming. Shape plants after flowering in late winter/early spring before the first flush of new growth.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/growing-camellia-in-a-pot.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/camellia-fertilizer-info.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/identifying-and-fixing-problems-with-camellias.htm

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