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Planting Camellias in Tubs
Last Updated: 24/04/2013
All Camellias can be grown in pots if you do not have the correct soil in your garden.
They make fantastic patio plants or feature plants by doorways or steps#
Most composts contain a slow release fertiliser, which lasts for several weeks. If planting in the spring, your camellia should not need feeding until June or July
Make sure the compost is always moist throughout the whole container, especially when new growth starts in Spring and when flower buds are being formed between June and October.
Do not let the compost become completely frozen in winter during prolonged cold spells. Insulate the container eg with bubble wrap, or move to a more sheltered place. Please note: Frost is fine. Prolonged minus temperatures is not. Do not bring into a warm house.
The plant will need potting on to a larger pot every 2 or 3 years until the final container which should be at least 50 litres in capacity