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Q.How To Remove New Camellia Plants Growing From Large Old Rootstock

Zone Truro Cornwall | bmmakin@live.co.uk added on July 26, 2023 | Answered

A very large camellia has recently been pruned and I have discovered new growth some distance from the parent plant. There’s are attached very large old rootstock . Can these be successfully. Removed and grown as new shrubs?

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Answered on July 26, 2023

They can! If This is a grafted specimen it will be a little different from your other one, though. This can be done by digging around the offshoot about a foot out (approx. 30 cm) and replanting when the weather is mild.

However, if you would like the specimen to be, exactly, like the parent, then you may want to take a cutting from the plant itself. This article will help you with propagation methods:


This collection of articles will help, further:


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