There are two main species of Camellias commonly grown in New Zealand, Camellia Japonica and Camellia Sasanqua. 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. Camellia hybrid ‘Nicky Crisp’ A popular hybrid with a slow, compact growth habit and large semi-double, pale, lavender-pink blooms. Box Hedge. You may have to settle for what you can find, but take heart. A very strong growing Camellia. Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia! Tsaii is well known, though not my favourite. Among the most cold-hardy camellias, most of them are extremely vigorous, free-blooming, with attractive, semi-glossy, leathery leaves. from NZ$ 8.00. I have a beautiful, brand new fenced-in side yard that is mostly visible from the street. For a taller hedge plant about 80cm apart. Container: pb8 ? We can’t pick it from Lily Pons. Previous Next. Sasanquas also have a tendency to produce arching new branches above old growth. Any time from spring to autumn is suitable for taking daphne cuttings. The second sign is shown by turning over a brown bloom and removing the calyx that holds the petals together. Camellia Ave Maria. Camellia Resthome is a professionally run and managed home for the elderly, we are committed to providing excellence in care. It is the only white sasanqua I know with that flower form. Sasanqua. Plant Care: Plant in a free draining Hummus rich soil with an acid Ph. I see it with Magnolia grandiflora “Little Gem” in urban gardens more than any other plant I can think of. The third was running amok in a wild area and threatening world domination. This early flowering variety forms an evergreen shrub with small, dense, bright green foliage and is ideal for hedging and screening. C. gauchowensis is probably my favourite only because that is the one I have planted in a prominent spot where I see it frequently. I use them for hedges, large and small; pretty standards in pots outside French doors; pleached hedging along paths and allees; and as large columns for height or punctuation in the garden. Happy in sun or part shade – hardy Plant in good soil with good humus/compost content. Many are ideal as pot specimens or prostrate forms like “Marge Millar” and “Snow” can be utilized as hanging basket or ground cover plants or even cascading over a retaining wall. From $ 4.50. Dip the end into a cutting gel and then pop into a pot of propagating mix. This is one plant family I recommend removing totally if you are not willing to prune them. Note the fat flower buds forming at the end of current season’s growth in this February photo. Some varieties not currently available. But I tend to yearn for a bit more interest provided by exotic deciduous trees, to feel the change in seasons, and to enjoy their silhouette branch structure, and to let in more light in winter. Goodbye underperforming roses and badly thrip-infested rhododendrons. Do you need something quick or are you prepared to wait? Sasanqua. First published in the September issue of NZ Gardener and reprinted here with their permission. More than any other plant I can think of, they cannot just be planted and left. The blooms are double white, with just a hint of blush pink on the outer edges. Speed of growth: Medium - Fast. Indeed, we pulled out a well-established and perfectly healthy buxus hedge to replace it with Camellia transnokoensis.It is all to do with winter blooming – the single camellia flowers provide pollen and nectar at a time when there are few other sources of this food. How many plants you will need also depends on what type of hedge you are planting. Woah there! Ali Whitton from the Wellington Botanic Garden gives some tips and tricks on how to approach camellia pruning. What currently is your favourite plant and why? 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. Don Burke looks at what he thinks is the best plant for a privacy hedge, Sasanqua Camellia. My eye was drawn to the composition of brown and white flowers. Camellia ‘Paradise Pearl’ Camellia $ 20.00. We have been thinking about plants that are unjustifiably high maintenance. There are lots of landscaping “darlings”, and I tend to use different trusted plants for different situations eg Dietes grandiflora in dry exposed sites, Buxus hedging in traditional gardens, Corokia hedging in contemporary and native gardens, Agapanthus on hard to reach clay banks, Renga Renga Lilies under trees, Ivy over sheer rotten rock walls ... What currently is your favourite tree and why? Height: 1-3m. Colour: White / Pink Habit: Upright Est. There are two main giveaway signs. Away from the sasanquas, there are a fairly large number of species with small, white, single or semi double flowers. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! While some claim that sasanquas can get petal blight, we haven’t seen it on our plants. Large, semi-double, white flowers with ruffled edges and a bright cluster of golden stamens at the center. Two main species of camellia are grown in Australian gardens: Camellia sasanqua and Camellia japonica. You either live with it or you remove the plants. Many new releases in the Camellia world are hybrids, some of which have been bred right here in New Zealand. Camellias make a great hedge. Camellia hybrids are particular combinations offering the very best attributes of Camellia japonica, sasanqua and reticulata. But with the advent of buxus blight in many areas, that status has changed. Sold Out. Whites are far more problematic in the japonica and hybrid camellias. Ideal for hedges or specimen plantings. We are impressed by the somewhat obscure C. drupifera with its compact habit, dark foliage and plenty of mid-sized pure white flowers. Of those, a number are used as tall, evergreen hedging, which provides a burst of colour in due flowering season. The sasanqua cultivars and hybrids are especially good value as hedges in the 1m-3m height range. Camellia Sasanqua Setsugekka. Camellias ‘Fairy Blush’, transnokoensis and microphylla are our preferred options. Also they light up a winter’s day while feeding the birds and over-wintering monarch butterflies. Testimonials. They have dangerous proclivities. An early flowering selection, with pink buds opening to white semi-double blooms. How to grow a Camellia hedge Video series. From $ 20.00. Camellia Jean May. Pretty much everybody knows Setsugekka with its medium to large semi double flowers and golden stamens. They also put out runners that R U N considerable distances. The blooms are softly scented. Details: Height: 200 cm: Width: 200 cm: Growth per Annum: Medium: Climate: Hardy: Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade: Soil: Well Drained, Moist : Lovely Camellias Available at Our Christchurch Nursery. We think this is a sasanqua – the Japanese camellias which start flowering in autumn. Any odd untidy long shoots can be cut off with secateurs in late summer or autumn. Goughs Nurseries has gorgeous camellias available for purchase at our Christchurch garden centre. Evergreen. Camellias provide great backbone structure in a garden. An interview with Tim Durrant, editor | www.landscapedesign.co.nz, June 2011. TOP TIP. Taranaki Rhododendron and Garden Festival. They need to know their place in life and that means not being so demanding. I once planted ‘Albertine’ over an arch in the vegetable garden. $35.99. 2m. Hi, I am wondering what the best type of Camelia would survive in a coastal climate in the Bay of Plenty. Lovely form. Dense, semi-weeping habit and glossy, dark-green foliage makes for an exceptional plant for hedging or as an espalier. Very pretty. For beauty of white bloom in the sasanquas, it is hard to go past Early Pearly. May 10, 2016 - Explore shagzi23's photos on Flickr. There is the tell-tale white ring of death – fungal spores. Camellia Gay Border. Camellia sasanqua (sa-sang-kwa) originated in Southern Japan and is one of the most versatile landscaping plants available to gardeners. A Variety Of Buxus, Camellia & Corokia Are Now Available. These evergreen shrubs and trees provide a green background for the autumn colours as well as providing colour of their own with their pink and red flowers. I have never been a fan of japonica camellias for hedging. Camellias provide great backbone structure in a garden. CLICK TO ENLARGE. Sun to part-shade. Camellias are the all-purpose all-season plant. NZ$ 8.00. Pruning Hedges. 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. Camellia Anticipation. Dudley on the bridge amidst ‘Snow Showers’. The advice often seen in English media about letting climbing roses scramble through trees and not worrying about pruning them at all does not translate to our gardening conditions. That said, make sure you have patience (or plenty of dollars for mature plants) if you want to establish a Camellia hedge. Use as a Hedge Camellia Early Pearly makes an excellent hedge anywhere from 80cm up to 2 metres in height. 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When selecting camellias for hedging, choose named varieties that grow to the height and width required and space them 50 to 90 centimetres apart. After writing about Winter Whites last week, referencing the ubiquitous white camellia hedges, of course I noticed this hedge on my way to town. Tall and bushy. Flowers from early autumn. Clipped hedges can give great definition in a garden – green walls, really. In fact it is not dissimilar to C. gauchowensis, or Weeping Maiden for that matter. They do not like clay so you must modify the soil or created a raised garden bed for them with good soil. Camellia ‘Paradise Little Liane’ Dwarf Camellia $ 20.00. Camellia Setsugekka. One of NZ's favourite Camellias and deservedly so. 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. This one is perfect for tubs and smaller spaces and great for hedging. 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. We are also fans of C. transnokoensis (colloquially abbreviated to ‘transnok’) which has good dark foliage and masses of tiny white single flowers. They also fall and disintegrate quickly, so there is no sludge of spent blooms below. Large white single with fluted petals, and prominent yellow stamens. What is the most versatile and common plant you use? Before buying your plants it's important that you think about what type of hedge you want. The Setsugekka is an evergreen upright formed shrub with single white flowers in late winter – early spring. Our personal preference is for flowering hedges. But I do think some plants need to know their place in life. That love affair with white extends to camellias, especially where hedges are concerned. 2m. Cart: 0 Notifications Search. For more info on possible hedging plants scroll to the … Aforementioned “Little Gem” is only little by comparison with something that might equally be called “Extremely Giant Gem”. They prefer acidic soils, and do well in full sun or part shade. Two were not flowering well enough to justify keeping them (not enough light, I think). We have never found a top performing, formal white japonica which doesn’t show every blemish. Remove and discard any existing mulch, then replace it with a 4- to 5-in. It has all but finished flowering for the season. We dug three wisteria out this winter. Planting and ongoing care. Wairere Nursery – your online store for roses, camellias, fruit trees, shrubs, perennials, natives, ornamental trees and general gardening supplies Water in dry periods. Perfect for a quick growing hedge. Ideal for hedging and screening; A delightful Japanese camellia which bears abundant, large white single blooms with wavy petals during autumn and early winter. 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 ‘Cinnamon Cindy’ Camellia. 2.5m. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A hedge of only one camellia is easy as the plants will grow at the same speed. 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. 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. These single and semi double types have two big advantages. If you’ve ever received or bought one, you know that the flowers are always stunners, not to mention it creates a lovely hedging plant or border for the garden! We also have lots of native trees and bush in Wellington, which bring in the bird life. 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