Camellia Top Tips

How to grow Camellia

April has arrived and as an abundance of Spring flowers come into bloom, we must remember to take care of the flowers which kickstarted our new year gardens. The Camellia is loved for its early blooms and for having brought colour into the dreariest time of the year. Their shiny green leaves look bright all year round, making it a must-have for any garden. A Camellia’s versatility makes it a favourite of the Spring Flowering varieties, and can be planted at any time of the year.

Where is the best place to plant a Camellia

These gorgeous evergreen plants are easy for any gardener to grow, as they require very little maintenance. They are suitable to be planted in a bed, border, or even container. These plants love acidic soil, and benefit greatly from ericaceous compost and fertiliser. A spot in the garden which receives morning sun and afternoon shade creates the perfect conditions for a Camellia. To ensure they remain strong through their off-season, one must keep an eye on keeping these plants nourished. Simply feed with ericaceous plant food after the flowering period and a healthy Camellia will come back better than ever next Spring.


For more information on how to care for Camellia, visit our garden centre in Cork or call us at 021 488 8134