Real World Gardener BEST Camellias are Plant of the Week

May 26th, 2016

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CAMELLIA SPECIES: Which are your favourite?
There are many gardening books written and societies that you can join dedicated to the many flowerways of this next plant.

Camellia reticulata Red Crystal photo M Cannon


Camellia Grape Soda


Flowerways is my invention for the many flower type variations and colours that you can choose from.

There are even plant nurseries dedicated to growing this one genus with an endless selection that you can buy.

Surely there’s something that you could find to love for your garden.

Let’s find out what it is. I'm talking with the plant panel who were Karen Smith, editor of Hort Journal  and Jeremy Critchley, The Green Gallery wholesale nursery owner.

Camellia Easter Morn

Camellias Australia say that the camellia growing areas are in a coastal band on most of the eastern coast of Australia and the southern coast (and Tasmania) with occasional penetration of the interior such as Canberra, the national capital, Albury and Narrandera, and some regions with higher altitude such as the Central Tablelands of NSW and Mount Tamborine in Queensland.

So pretty much everywhere.

If you have any questions about growing Camellias, why not write in to



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