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When should you plant a camellia?
Camellias are best planted in autumn while the soil is still warm to encourage the roots to establish before winter sets in.
Where should I plant Camellia?
Camellias require acidic soil that drains well. Test the soil first to be sure the pH is between 6 and 6.5 before you begin installing the plant. While you are digging, work in several inches (8 cm.) of organic material to ensure nutrients and adequate drainage.
How do you plant a camellia in the ground?
If you're planting directly in the ground (as opposed to planting in a container) make sure you make a hole at least twice as deep and twice as wide as the potted roots of the Camellia. Before you even think about planting, stand the plant in a bucket of water for at least an hour.
Can you grow camellias under trees?
Healthy Camellia Plant Companions
Camellias are shallow-rooted plants, which means they won't thrive next to trees or shrubs with long, complex root systems. For instance, you may want to avoid poplars, willows, or elms. Better choices may include magnolia, Japanese maple, or witch hazel.