How big does a camellia bush get?

In general, camellias have the following characteristics: Size: Typically 6-15 feet tall, although there are smaller (2 ft.) and larger (to 20 ft.) varieties as well.

Does camellia like sun or shade?

When and where to plant camellias Camellias prefer a position that is in dappled or full shade. An area that gets morning shade is best as direct sun in the morning can dry out the developing flower buds too quickly. Camellias are woodland plants and do not cope well in a sunny, south facing spot.

Where is the best place to plant a camellia japonica?

Where to plant

  1. Most cultivars prefer partial or dappled shade, but Camellia sasanqua will tolerate sunnier positions.
  2. Camellias thrive in an acid soil.
  3. You can also grow camellias in containers in an ericaeous peat-free compost.
  4. Plant camellias in a sheltered position, away from cold winds and early morning sun.

What is the best camellia to grow?

Japonica camellias are the best known and most popular camellias grown in gardens today. Not only do they produce beautiful flowers in the depths of winter when everything else is bare, but they also have glossy evergreen foliage.

Can camellias handle afternoon sun?

Also, consider how much sunlight you have available: Japanese camellias do best with a bit of morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sun all day, while sasanqua camellias prefer full sun. Most camellias will survive the winter in zones 7 to 10 (plus there are some new varieties that will also survive in zone 6).

Do camellias bloom in full shade?

In general, camellias grow and bloom better in light, partial shade, with shelter from hot afternoon sun. This is especially true for young plants, which thrive under the shade of tall trees or when grown on the north side of a house.

Are camellias difficult to grow?

Camellias have a reputation for being somewhat difficult to grow, but if you’re willing to meet their needs, they’ll reward you with a long bloom season just when you need it most, between fall and spring.

Are sasanqua camellias Hardy?

Combining the showy flowers of the cold-tender Camellia sasanqua with the Zone 6 hardiness of Camellia oleifera, this highly prized hybrid bears zingy, double rose-pink flowers in early to mid-autumn, well before freezing weather threatens.

How far apart should I plant camellias to make a hedge?

Allow a minimum of five feet between plants, and preferably more. When planting a hedge, a distance of three feet between plants is recommended.