Winter camellia, all the info

Winter camellia, all the info

Winter Camellia: how to grow winter camellia, care, maintenance, flowering, varieties and tips for growing in pots.

Unlike the most commonCamelia japonica which blooms between March and May, thewinter camelliashows off its flowering between December and February. The winter camellia, botanicallycamelia sasanquait's easy tocultivate, rustic and therefore resistant to cold.

It can cultivate easily even in the north because it tolerates temperatures even below zero. It fits thecultivation in potsand in the open ground. It cangrow on the terrace or balcony and offers beautiful winter blooms.

Camelia sasanqua

Therecamelia sasanquayou can buy it in its beautiful varieties. A great classic is the white camellia but there is also the red, yellow, pink variety… with single or double flowers. THEpricesof thecamelia sasanquathey depend on the variety and condition of the plant.

To get an idea of ​​the prices of thewinter camelliaI refer you to the Amazon page dedicated to gardening and nurseries; pay attention to the size of the plant as well as the varieties. All info aThis Page.

Among the most vigorous varieties we point out:

  • Yuletide
    It produces numerous small to medium sized flowers. Simple red petals and yellow stamens.
  • Zakura Zukuyo
    It produces very large pink flowers and yellow stamens.
  • Hiry
    It is the Japanese camellia, it produces simple red - bright pink flowers. It has untidy and not very dense hair.
  • Narumigata
    It's ascented camellia, large flowers with simple corolla. It is the classicscented white camellia.
  • Cleopatra
    It can be adapted to thecultivation in pots. The Cleopatra variety is widely used for the preparation of hedges. Camellia hedges are appreciated for their pink-red single corolla flowers.

Grow the camellia in pots

Therecamelia sasanquait is an evergreen shrub that can reach a height of over 4 meters. For its size, who prefers thecultivation in pots, you need to choose the most suitable variety.

For thecultivation of camellia in potsyou have to choose the right varieties. They are suitable for the cultivation of camellia in pot the Showa No Sakae variety and HinaYuki.

The size of the pot depends on the age of the plant. Below we will see the appropriate dimensions for a plant between 100 and 150 cm tall.

It cangrow in potsindividually or in flower boxes. If placed in large vats or flower boxes, each camellia must be spaced about 60 cm from the other.

For thecultivation of camellia in potssingle, choose a large container at least 50 cm high. The diameter of the pot should be 40 - 50 cm.

On the bottom of the pot, a draining layer is placed, given by a couple of centimeters of gravel. Once the camellia with its root earth bread has been inserted, the whole pot must be filled with soil to bring it to the level of the edges. Press the soil and water abundantly. Finally, place a layer of bark on the surface of the pot, useful mulch that will prevent the growth of weeds and keep the soil soft.

Winter camellia, cultivation and care

Therewinter camelliait should be grown in a bright and sunny position but only for a few hours of the day. You can grow camellia in partial shade.

It cancultivateeven on the balcony or terrace, as long as it is not reached by strong winds that are deleterious for flowering and which can cause desiccation.

How to fertilize the plant

You canfertilizethe plant with a specific fertilizer for acidophilic plants.

Camellia is an acidophilic plant, if you have a fertilizer for gardenias, hydrangeas, rhododendrons or azaleas at home, use that too! If not, buy it but don't use a universal fertilizer. Camellia is an acidophilic plant and may not bloom or spoil the foliage if fertilized is unsuitable.

A good fertilizer forcamelliasyou can buy it on Amazon at a price of € 22.90 for a 5 kg bag. We recommend purchasing this fertilizer especially if you irrigate the plants with tap water in the summer. For all information on the product mentioned, please refer to the pageGranular fertilizer with acidifying action.

Fertilization is essential even when the camellia does not bloom or to enrich the soil of the camellia in pot.

BetweencareIrrigation is essential and should not be done with tap water. For irrigation, follow the instructions seen in the guide article dedicated to the irrigation of acidophilic plants.

Therewinter camelliaprefers a loose soil, rich in organic matter and well draining.

Video: How To Grow Camellias. Camellia Japonica vs Sasanqua (November 2021).