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ASK DANNY: Advice for planting a camellia

By: Danny Lipford


Jane wants to grow her own camellias and needs some advice.

I have been given a small camellia bought from a well-known supermarket.
It is bitterly cold here on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, so I intend to plant it outside in the spring.
What size of pot do I need? And where should I put it?
Jane Nichol

I would suggest a minimum 12-inch pot with good, rich topsoil. One advantage in planting it in a pot is you can move it to an area with plenty of sun [as needed].



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  • dianna mattson Says:
    May 8th, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Hi, I was wondering can you take a gaff or stem from the plant and use it to get a new start. or do you need the roots.

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ASK DANNY: Advice for planting a camellia