Camellia

Plant deliveries are to Melbourne metro area only.

Camellia's are native to eastern and southern asia from the Himalaya east to Japan and Indonesia. The Japanese sasanqua’s are very popular and tend to tolerate a sunnier position than the japonicas. They also have smaller leaves and smaller flowers.

Camellias prefer a slightly acid soil (ph 5) so don’t go adding lime around them. Consider a shadier area in the garden for japonica.

Many hybrids have been bred from crossing sasanqua and japonica, showing characteristics of both.