Asked by: Zack Gaulooasked in category: General Last Updated: 19th April, 2020
What kind of soil do Camellias need?
Also, how do you prepare soil for camellias?
Give camellias a little TLC and you'll be rewarded with masses of blooms. SOIL should be slightly acidic with a pH of 5-6.5. Deep, friable and well-drained soils enriched with compost and cow manure are best. If the soil is too alkaline, grow them in containers and improve clay soils with gypsum and organic material.
Additionally, what soil do camellias prefer? The ideal soil for camellias is well drained and acid. Camellias prefer a well-drained soil that is high in humus and slightly acid. A pH of 7 or less is acceptable but 5.5 to 6.5 is ideal.
Thereof, does Camellia need special soil?
Plants of Camellia sasanqua generally do better in the sun than those of C. japonica. Camellias will grow in most well-drained slightly acid soil. A soil pH (degree of acidity or alkalinity) of 6.0 - 6.5 is considered best for camellias.
Where is the best place to plant a camellia?
In general, camellias grow and bloom better in partial shade, with shelter from hot afternoon sun. This is especially true for young plants, which thrive under the shade of tall trees or when grown on the north side of a house.