Consider Camellias

Updated: Jan 11

Camellia 'Setsugekka'

With the days growing shorter, consider planting a camellia to brighten your garden bed, cover a bare garage wall, or add structure to a porch planter. This is the season to plant camellias and we have over 20 varieties to choose from. They easily fit into various garden settings with forms such as upright, ground cover, and espalier.

New varieties this year are 'Sea Foam' (large white blooms) and 'Spellbound' (stunning pink double blooms.) 

Why plant camellias? Here are a few reasons.

  • Long blooming, with evergreen glossy foliage, camellias add color and interest when little else is happening in the garden.

  • Camellias are hardy and long-lived plants.

  • Pollinators love them. Anna hummingbirds are attracted to the winter blooms and butterflies love the glossy leaves. 

  • Camellias are deer resistant.

Plant them in slightly acidic soil, protected from hot afternoon sun. 

Let us help you find the perfect camellia for your garden!

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