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propagation of camellias

propagation of camellias
Posted by lina from Calif. on 2002-01-18 22:14:06

Does anyone have some advice on how to propagate camellias? I have propagated roses and many other types of plants, but camelias baffle me. At the family ranch my Mom has beautiful, mature camelia bushes. Every year I have taken small branches with tender stems and tried to leave them in water until they grow roots, but the stems become waterlogged before the roots develop. Twice I even found what must have been a seed on the plants, and planted these with no results. If you have an answer, I would be most grateful, Lina
  • Propogation of camellias
    Posted by Newt from Maryland zone 7 on 2002-04-05 13:54:13

    Quoting lina: ------------
    Does anyone have some advice on how to propagate camellias? I have propagated roses and many other types of plants, but camelias baffle me. At the family ranch my Mom has beautiful, mature camelia bushes. Every year I have taken small branches with tender stems and tried to leave them in water until they grow roots, but the stems become waterlogged before the roots develop. Twice I even found what must have been a seed on the plants, and planted these with no results. If you have an answer, I would be most grateful, Lina


    There are different kinds of camellias. Some bloom in spring and some in fall. Here is a link to help you in determing which type of camellia you have.

    http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC1062.htm

    Now you can go to this link and it will tell you which type of rooting hormone you will need and what type of cutting was taken. Click on "Rooting Database", click on "Genus" and go to "C". Now you will find different types of camellias and what was used to root the different types that was successful.

    http://telework.ucdavis.edu/root/pchome.htm


    Here is another link that explains how to propogate different types of garden plants that I think you will find useful, especially for taking cuttings.

    http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/hort/g06970.htm


    And just in case your new camellias get sick, here's a link to help with that.

    http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC2053.htm

    Good luck,
    Newt
    • camelias
      Posted by bob darling from Santa Cruz, CA on 2006-08-06 11:59:00

      I recently transplanted a camelia to a larger pot and it is not doing well. Any suggestions? It gets a western exposure.
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