Camellia Plants
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camillia flowers

Zone Lexington, NC 27299 | Anonymous added on March 1, 2018 | Answered

My Camellias bloom in November. As soon as they bloom the temperature drops and we get slight snow sometimes. Of course they get frost bite. How can I get my Camellias to bloom earlier?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 3, 2018

Unfortunately, you can't change the blooming time of the camellia you already have. But, you may be able to make your camellia more cold-resistant by making sure it's in optimal health and taking a few protective measures, as described here:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/camellia-cold-damage.htm

Here is more information about camellia care:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/caring-for-camellias.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/camellia-fertilizer-info.htm

You can also consider adding different camellia varieties to your garden- many are available that bloom earlier, and there are some varieties that are known for cold tolerance.
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/all/camellia-japonica/

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