Growing Camellias

Camellias grow well in most conditions and provide quality blooms of varying sizes, shaps, and colour.

A Camellia Guide lists those camellias that produce the best results, and identifies those that are available from two nurseries. 

Click on to the link below.

Camellia Guide Revised 251017

Growing and Showing Camellias

New Zealand Raised Camellias
The registration list for New Zealand Raised Camellias is now available.
Click on the link below
New Zealand Registrations.

In 2019 there were a number of new registrations 3 from Neil Ingram and 19 from the Whangarei Quarry gardens. Most of the new registrations from Whangarei are scented and all originate from Jim Finlay.

If you have raised a new variety of camellia you can register it.
The registration form for new varieties can be downloaded.

Registration Form for New Zealand Registrations

Culture Notes
Jim Hansen has prepared culture notes for the growing of camellias in New Zealand

January February
March April
May June
July August 
September October 
November December 

Propagation Methods 
New plants can be done at home. Here are 2 methods that can be done.
Air Layering
Cleft Grafting

For more details on the growing of camellias contact the local Branch Secretary who can provide specialists in your area, or purchase Camellia Culture which can be obtained from the Treasurer for $3. Joining up with the NZ Camellia Society is also advisable.

Judging Camellias
The New Zealand Camellia Society has annual shows throughout the country. If you are interested in becoming a judge click on the link below

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