Discovered a Seedling

Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9bJune 11, 2012

In the process of renovating my late mother-in-law's home for sale, I discovered a baby camellia seedling growing under one of her fluffy pink Camellias. Of course, I had the gardener pot it up for me, and one month later, it's doing fine.

I'm happy to take something from this home to ours, even though I know seedlings don't reproduce true. She loved those camellias, and even human's don't reproduce true, so I'm loving the adventure here!

Anyone know how long it will take to see a blossom from a seedling?


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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

Congratulations! 10 years is an approximate number.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 3:50AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Suzi, you have the right attitude about the many possibilities from your camellia. Are you going to try to find a perfect location in which to plant this little foundling?

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 10:55AM
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That's nice. Who cares how it reproduces. It's a "VIP" no matter what, right?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2012 at 12:29PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

Yes! It is a VIP! We are currently looking for a home in North San Diego county with the proper climate for this baby!

It's still in it's pot for now, and enjoyed the rain yesterday! So little, it sits in back of a potted fig and under the shady canopy of the vineyard. The shade is spotty depending on the sun, so it gets a little, but not much!

Ten years is a long time! Hope I live that long:-))


    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 10:33AM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

During the recent heat wave, my seedling's leaf tips started turning brown. It has shown no growth since I found it back in June. I brought it in the house out of the heat, and finally, it's growth tip is growing! I plan to repot it in proper soil soon. I'd like to see a new leaf on it first!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2012 at 11:28AM
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