Views: 557, Replies: 9 » Jump to the end
Name: Lyoshka
Wilmington NC (Zone 8a)
Image
Lyoshka
Mar 11, 2017 7:19 AM CST
HI there! My first post here ;) We moved from Chicago to Wilmington, NC 3 months ago. Building a house (moving in on the 22nd!) and renting on Carolina Beach in the meantime. I have never seen camellias before and was blown away by the abundance of blooms in February (while Chicago lays in grey, sunless winter gloom). Starting to read about them as I need them in my yard!!!! Figured asking for advice here is the best place to start ;0)

So, are there different varieties? What do i need to know? Good plant in your yard to have? Any information would be very much appreciated :)
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Mar 11, 2017 1:17 PM CST
I agree Camellias are lovely plants in bloom, with so many varieties to choose from. Some begin blooming in the fall (C. Sasansquana) and the others start late winter/early spring (C. Japonicas). Oh, let me also mention that there is C. Chinesis (sp??), which leaves are used to make black tea. We have a Plant Database as well as plant guides. You may be able to find some info there to start with.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
vic
Mar 11, 2017 1:29 PM CST
We have the C. Sansansquana. Ours do not get a lot of sun. They can get really big so we have to keep them trimmed. They are lovely. Welcome to North Carolina - I'm way over on the other side Welcome! Welcome!
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Mar 11, 2017 3:27 PM CST
Yes, where are my manners? Welcome! to the Southeast Forum and to Garden.org. My two overgrown ones get morning and late afternoon sun. If you have specific questions, we have a member here who specializes in growing camellias. nodding
Name: Lyoshka
Wilmington NC (Zone 8a)
Image
Lyoshka
Mar 13, 2017 9:13 AM CST
thank you for your thoughts! i think that i will post a pic of the house as soon as I get a chance (next couple of days), maybe you guys can help me brainstorm as to where to put a Camellia and what kind :)
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Mar 13, 2017 11:05 AM CST
Thumbs up
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
purpleinopp
Mar 14, 2017 8:46 AM CST
I look forward to seeing your pics! I would strongly encourage you to find a spot where it doesn't have to be trimmed if possible. A full-grown, unmolested Camellia is quite a (BIG) sight!
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
vic
Mar 14, 2017 10:07 AM CST
I agree I didn't realize they would get so big or I wouldn't have planted mine where I did. They can get HUGE and look so pretty in bloom.
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Mar 14, 2017 10:55 AM CST
Same here, although I think both of mine will be OK where they are. I've yet to trim them, but I do need to learn to thin them, as they bloom a little too prolifically, and not all of the buds open before the heat of summer. A worse problem is the upcoming threat of freezing rain so late in the season.:grumbling: Sighing! If the buds were tightly closed, it would pose little problem, but the plants are in full bloom. Yikes! I'll see how it goes. Shrug!
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
vic
Mar 14, 2017 11:42 AM CST
I will have my sheets over my blackberries which are in bud and my blueberries which are in bloom. The camellia is ok as it's a fall bloomer.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Southeast Gardening forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Sparkly"