Craig’s Gardening Tips – Camellias

  1. Today we are taking the myth out of whether to prune camellias or not ….
  2. There are 2 main groups of Camellias – Japonicas which have the lovely large flowers and big leaves; Sasanquas which have dainty flowers and smaller dark green leaves.
  3. Sasanaqua’s are finished flowering, so you can prune them now. Prune them quite hard and they make a hedge or a screen, so when Spring comes you get all the growth where you want it.
  4. Japonica’s leave them alone, as they are still yet to flower, some are flowering now but most have yet to flower.
  5. Fertilising – you can fertilise the Sasanqua’s now but not the Japonica’s.