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I was brought a cameilla a couple of years ago and it has hardly grown. What can I do to make it grow
Shout loudly, that you will put it on the compost, if it doesn't get a move on.
have got it lime free soil and it is also important to water in autumn and in spring as feed also.
Autumn watering encourages flower bud formation. Use rain water only, or at least mostly.
Similar to other evergreens, and much enjoying almost identical growing styles to rhododendrons. Yes. Camelias do grow. Much I supose depends on the planting area. I have a tiny garden, typical council estate type. I have one border about ten feet in width or depth. At the back. A close boarded fence, Then a row of lilac, ribes, vibernum opulas, philadelphus. In front. A selection of camelias. Then in front of them, HT roses. I find that, the protection afforded by other shrubs, actually assist the camelias. As we all know. Our diverse weather conditions do not help camelias. I find that my plantings afford good protection. Just as the camelias are begining to tire out, the roses take over, in the meantime the ribes and other shrubs have displayed their best. So yes my friend. Camelias do grow, but somewhat slow at times.
I grow all mine in tubs. This is their 10th year or so and have just flowered best ever. Was it the hot summer plus watering?