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Now's the Time to Move a Camellia

Magazine article Sunset

Now's the Time to Move a Camellia

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Now's the time to move a camellia

Don't be fooled by camellias' swelling buds or open blooms. Right now, the plants are as dormant as they get; till late winter is the best time to plant them. To do as well as possible by these long-lived flower producers, follow the steps demonstrated here by members of northern California's Peninsula Camellia Society.

Select a site sheltered from midday sun and free from roots of greedy trees such as elm or ash. Rather than dig big holes in hard ground and amend the excavated soil, amend soil throughout the planting bed to a depth of 18 inches. Or, as was done for the planting shown here, completely remove the original soil 18 inches deep and replace it with a commercial planting mix containing a high percentage of organic material.

At the very least, dig a hole 14 to 16 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet across. Mix organic material with the excavated soil. …

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