Two main species of camellia are grown in Australian gardens: Camellia sasanqua and Camellia japonica. A very strong growing Camellia. Sasanqua. Soft pink formal double . An interview with Tim Durrant, editor | www.landscapedesign.co.nz, June 2011. Camellia Anticipation. They also work well with flowering perennials, particularly providing “off season” interest in winter. It is the only white sasanqua I know with that flower form. The Setsugekka is an evergreen upright formed shrub with single white flowers in late winter – early spring. Pretty much everybody knows Setsugekka with its medium to large semi double flowers and golden stamens. Best areas to grow. Taranaki Rhododendron and Garden Festival. Grow in well drained soil. Camellias – they are evergreen and elegant; they have a wide range of beautiful & blousey flowers which are sometimes fragrant; they are relatively trouble free; and they make a brilliant hedge. hedge, suitable throughout NZ Living Edge Camellia sasanqua 'Silver Dollar' - low-growing camellia, pure white autumn/early winter flowering Photos are indicative only. I once planted ‘Albertine’ over an arch in the vegetable garden. So, what do other people say about Twining Valley Nurseries and Living Walls instant hedges? Camellia sasanqua Silver Dollar – an excellent hedging option While some claim that sasanquas can get petal blight, we haven’t seen it on our plants. Camellia ‘Cinnamon Cindy’ Camellia. Ali Whitton from the Wellington Botanic Garden gives some tips and tricks on how to approach camellia pruning. Moist soil with good drainage. Evergreen shrub with lax, flowing branches and glossy deep green leaves. from NZ$ 8.00. 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Dec 30, 2018 - Explore Camelliashop's board "Camellia screens and hedges" on Pinterest. They prefer acidic soils, and do well in full sun or part shade. It will be planted in a property that may not get regular watering as it is to be rented out and the purpose is for hedging against a fence in some areas and at the front of the house just the hedge no fence next to it. These single and semi double types have two big advantages. Whites are far more problematic in the japonica and hybrid camellias. We are also fans of C. transnokoensis (colloquially abbreviated to ‘transnok’) which has good dark foliage and masses of tiny white single flowers. Camellia petal blight causes flowers to turn brown rapidly, then drop. 2m. If you’re unsure what to look for when looking for Camellia hedges around your area, the serrated leaf is the biggest giveaway if plants are not in flower. Our residents are encouraged to maintain independence and individuality, while maintaining links with the wider community. They are priced at about $23 for a 200mm (8″) plant. Speed of growth: Medium - Fast. Evergreen. C. gauchowensis is probably my favourite only because that is the one I have planted in a prominent spot where I see it frequently. It makes a lovely hedge or specimen plant for the back of the border. Needs to be trimmed early and regularly to keep it dense. I did the wisterias on Friday. I would guess there are many more white camellia hedges than pink or red ones. That love affair with white extends to camellias, especially where hedges are concerned. One of the more popular of the Camellia sasanqua. They trim well and can provide flowers from as early as March through to November. Like us on Facebook to see our latest updates, deals, and great plant ideas. Japonica camellias are available at nurseries, or specialist camellia nurseries such as the ones listed below. That said, make sure you have patience (or plenty of dollars for mature plants) if you want to establish a Camellia hedge. Ideal for hedges or specimen plantings. The third was running amok in a wild area and threatening world domination. These might be great in other climates, but here? Here are three of the top choices for hedging. Dense, semi-weeping habit and glossy, dark-green foliage makes for an exceptional plant for hedging or as an espalier. Clipped hedges can give great definition in a garden – green walls, really. Sasanquas also have a tendency to produce arching new branches above old growth. layer of fresh mulch. Next in the spotlight are some of the other high maintenance plant options. Any potentially large tree planted in the wrong place is going to be high maintenance. Camellia hybrid ‘Nicky Crisp’ A popular hybrid with a slow, compact growth habit and large semi-double, pale, lavender-pink blooms. from NZ$ 8.00. Ideal for hedging.Happiest in semi-shade. Use as a Hedge Camellia Early Pearly makes an excellent hedge anywhere from 80cm up to 2 metres in height. Newly planted camellias need a thorough soaking every 4 to 5 days. Camellia Resthome is a professionally run and managed home for the elderly, we are committed to providing excellence in care. I have never been a fan of japonica camellias for hedging. Water in dry periods. The most popular Camellia in New Zealand. Sun to part-shade. We have never been able to pick the difference between the two. We are impressed by the somewhat obscure C. drupifera with its compact habit, dark foliage and plenty of mid-sized pure white flowers. We can’t pick it from Lily Pons. The Japonicas have the larger and more splendid flower, but are more difficult as a hedge. The varieties I would suggest are C. What is the best use or best situation for this plant? Testimonials. Camellia Gay Border. Camellias are the all-purpose all-season plant. Happy in sun or part shade – hardy Plant in good soil with good humus/compost content. I have a beautiful, brand new fenced-in side yard that is mostly visible from the street. Considered one of the better performing camellias, Paradise Helen is an elegant free-flowering variety producing masses of brilliant pink buds which open to dazzling white double blooms. Also they light up a winter’s day while feeding the birds and over-wintering monarch butterflies. Colour: White / Pink Habit: Upright Est. 2m. Larger grade hedging is available if you need something now, but if your planting a large hedge that can potentially become expensive. Dwarf Box Hedge $ 16.50. More than any other plant I can think of, they cannot just be planted and left. Camellia Japonica. Starts flowering in early May. These evergreen shrubs and trees provide a green background for the autumn colours as well as providing colour of their own with their pink and red flowers. Miniature single flowers usually fall cleanly and disintegrate quickly, avoiding the sludgy brown effect below. Camellia Setsugekka . For suburban gardens, I especially love Liquidambars, Flowering Cherries, Cercis canadensis “Forest Pansy”, Pin Oaks, and the white barked Himalayan Birches Betula jacquemontii. Hi, I am wondering what the best type of Camelia would survive in a coastal climate in the Bay of Plenty. First to go here were almost all plants that require chemical intervention (spraying) to keep them looking good – or even alive. Pruning Hedges. © 2004 -2021 Wellington Nurseries Limited trading as HEDGE Garden Design & Nursery, Camellias & Other Garden "Darlings" You will never see me advocating enthusiastically for low maintenance gardening. First published in the September issue of NZ Gardener and reprinted here with their permission. However no need to worry about size really as on average most Camellias only grow to aproximately 2m. Out of Stock. Camellia Anticipation. Some optimists on overseas websites refer to its wonderful fragrance but it is just that typical wet moss sasanqua smell. It will grow 2mx2m, so plant at 1.5m spacings. The only ones I can honestly recommend in these larger flowered, mid season blooming types are Lily Pons or its twin sister, Superstar. Grows to H 2.5 x W 2m Ideal for espaliering, topiary, hedging or a specimen on its own. Left to right: C. microphylla, sasanqua Silver Dollar, transnokoensis, drupifera, gauchowensis, yuhsienensis. Do you need something quick or are you prepared to wait? Planting and ongoing care. More mature specimens in 300mm (12″) pots sell for around $60. Suggested Plants for Tall Hedges Fagus, Carpinus, Cupressus, Pittosporum. MAIN TYPES OF CAMELLIA. They provide the modern gardener with exquisite flower, form, foliage and often a hint of fragrance. Camellia: Camellias make spectacular hedges with dark green foliage and the bonus of a colourful show of flowers for autumn or winter. Take new growth as the colour of the bark starts to change from green to brown. Our personal preference is for flowering hedges. After writing about Winter Whites last week, referencing the ubiquitous white camellia hedges, of course I noticed this hedge on my way to town. These types tend to have flowers with much more substance – stiffer, more solid. I know of gardeners who are spraying their buxus hedges every few weeks, just to keep them leafy and to hold blight at bay. View Details. And although the single flowered species and hybrids are not necessarily resistant, most set large numbers of flowers but each bloom only lasts a few days so they fall before blight takes hold. While I don’t put the whites on a pedestal above their coloured cousins, there is a charm in pristine, white flowers – though not if they then turn to sludge brown and stay on the bush. Planting Distance: 0.75m . I would not plant any in teucrium or lonicera for these reasons. A hard prune in early spring followed by a light tidy-up in autumn is all they need. Plant it in a confined space – I know of a twin row of five or six aside lining a very narrow driveway in town – and it will either be high maintenance on an ongoing basis to keep it confined or an expensive removal job when it becomes a major problem. A hedge of only one camellia is easy as the plants will grow at the same speed. Take a cutting of approximately 10cm length, including a node (a swollen section of stem where leaves, stems, roots originate). Sweet Jane is a hybrid camellia that bursts with flowers through winter and early spring. Remove and discard any existing mulch, then replace it with a 4- to 5-in. Camellia Sasanqua Paradise Pearl An upright compact camellia with glossy dark green foliage. In this country, we have a passion for white flowers. Note the fat flower buds forming at the end of current season’s growth in this February photo. Good free draining soil is best. How many plants you will need also depends on what type of hedge you are planting. A hedge can be made all of the same variety for a uniform look, or different ones for a more adventurous effect. Camellia Ave Maria. In fact we are so keen on it that we have just planted two lengths of hedging and it is starting to open its flowers now. Rach from HEDGE Garden Design & Nursery reveals her favourite plants, trees and flowers. Ideal for hedging and screening; A delightful Japanese camellia which bears abundant, large white single blooms with wavy petals during autumn and early winter. Most have blooms which are pretty short lived but to compensate for that, they set masses of flower buds so there are fresh flowers opening as the spent ones fall. Smaller leafed camellias, seen in the sasanquas, some of the species and the hybrids look much better. While some claim that sasanquas can get petal blight, we haven’t seen it on our plants. Suitable as specimen shrub, hedging and screening. We have been thinking about plants that are unjustifiably high maintenance. Pink Camellia – Only $59 Per Meter Delivered & Planted (2 plants per meter) Please request a photo of the current batch, if required. Previous Next. Growing camellias from cuttings. from NZ$ 8.00. While some people are quite happy to trim hedges frequently to keep sharp-edged definition, I see that activity as being like vacuuming the house. Mostly it is used as a hedge and is the most common Camellia hedge used by landscapers. Everything! Camellias in pots need daily watering in the heat of summer. Large peony form flowers. Generally blooming after the Japanese camellias, they result from the cross of Camellia japonica and Camellia saluenensis. Small, anemone shaped flowers with bright pink buds opening to whitish pink. Hardy. We also have lots of native trees and bush in Wellington, which bring in the bird life. But be aware that … Large white single with fluted petals, and prominent yellow stamens. Aforementioned “Little Gem” is only little by comparison with something that might equally be called “Extremely Giant Gem”. Yep, winner of the 2008 NGIA Scotts Innovation Award, which celebrates innovation in the NZ Nursery and Garden Industry. If you get more than one then make sure that the description of each one says that its growth habit is columnar/pyramidal, "fast" and have a bloom color/bloom time/bloom form you like. Dudley on the bridge amidst ‘Snow Showers’. The second sign is shown by turning over a brown bloom and removing the calyx that holds the petals together. I think as it gets ever larger, it can be a little sparse in the foliage department. Camellia sasanqua (sa-sang-kwa) originated in Southern Japan and is one of the most versatile landscaping plants available to gardeners. When it took me the better part of a day to prune it and tie it in, I decided that the rewards did not justify the effort. Camellia ‘Paradise Little Liane’ Dwarf Camellia $ 20.00. 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