Removing A Shrub That Is Pot Bound In A Clay Pot Without Breaking Pot
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Wetting the soil should allow you to remove the shrub. If the opening is smaller than the container size, then the only option may be to break the container, unfortunately.
This article will refresh you on their care, once in its new home: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/caring-for-camellias.htm