Gardening 101 Series | How to Plant & Maintain a Camellia

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good morning my name is William Coleman

we are here at Rogers gardens this

morning to talk about camellias

how to grow them out of plant them how

to keep them going

first I have chosen a beautiful

beautiful chameleon called the Stute Oh


has a gorgeous red flower if you can see

it is a semi-formal brilliant deep bread

japonica Camellia there are many kinds

of camellias but I tend to break it down

for simplicity sake and ginger product

as a

the japonica is having the very large

dark green glossy leaves that and they

can't take as much sunlight as the

sasaeng was can they generally have the

much larger flowers as well

this is Sanka has a much smaller dark

green glossy leaf

take my lot of sunshine depending on

where you live maybe

first thing you need to do

of course is to choose your

choose your heart I can trust in this

pot because it is

whoo - three times

of the growers

lots and lots of room

I could stay in that pot for very many

years so they are as

I have mixed the Malibu compost and the

acid planting mix in order to put to let

this chameleon

but any of these combinations will work

remember you want to have a low pH in

the soil and that's why I bring out the

acid potting soil I am going now to take

the Camellia out of its pot and the way

to do that is carefully camellias really

hate to have their root fiddled with

broken disturbed so we want to maintain

a beautiful form of its root ball and

I'm going to do that by lying it down

is to buy it down

taps on the side to loosen the roots

away from the can without actually

moving it out of the camp then well it's

on its side I am going to hopefully

without any crumb

remove this from the container so here

we have I keep her stopper it's called

it keeps bugs from crawling in the

bottom of your pump and it keeps the

soil from falling out of the pot it's

very handy I recommend these highly

they're a tight little small screen you

take one out of the package

put it in the pots first thing and right

on over the hole now the next thing I'm

going to do is I'm going to put enough

soil into the bottom of the pot

so that the top of the root ball is at

height exactly where I want the top of

the soil level to be so I just finished

planting this in the products neck

dammit the backfill around the sides of

the root ball so that I've gotten any

rid of any major air pockets and the

roots are nice tucked into their new bed

we planted soil if you did not add

fertilizer into the backfill and

fertilise that's alright you can go

ahead as a napkin guy you can put it on

the top and water it in and then put

your mulch over the top so the last very

last thing you do is you put that mulch

on top it keeps the roots cool that

keeps the soil more evenly moist and the

best mole

shredded bark mulch chip bark mulch and

pine needles so attention everyone who


dropping needles

chameleons are your answer

when you do fertilize which again is

only a couple

you want to use an acid for

acid-forming fertilizer here's another

one the root zone mycorrhizal fungi

which would be wonderful in a potted

plant or in the ground it extends the

effectiveness of the root system the

plant zone root system because far more


product into

helps us bring up nutrients

way forward

around here

it's been a problem


troll by Monterey is excellent we can

spray it on liquid cough is an old

standard one that I use and I

mix it up you can score it this way

but they will be

these two products with insects

not that I'm gonna have one in each

category on him

morning comes in walk out you go this

there you know exactly you can take care

of her right then and there

okay so we've got this happy and it's

calm the next thing to know is if you

can put it in the ground you're going to

do exactly the same sort of thing the

whole size has to be about

the other has pot the main difference

being that when you put it in the ground

it has to be about an inch the root

crown has to be about an inch above the

soil level the natural soil level and

oh and thank you so much for joining me

this morning I hope I enlightened you on

planting here camellias gave you more

courage to do it on your own they will

be beautiful and they will last 100 200

years or more thank you very much