Camellia container gardeners

Beopposed(9)July 10, 2012

I have a question for you. I just bought a camellia today (Taylor's Perfection), and I was wondering if I should repot it now. If I do, will it still bloom? I live in Florida, if that helps.

Pic is of the roots in the pot. Looks pretty pot-bound.

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The overall plant.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 4:45PM
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If that was my plant, I would leave it be for at least another year.
I don't think those top roots are of any concern. The size of the plant compared to the size of the pot is fine.
Just my two cents.
There might be others that disagree.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 8:59PM
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Beopposed9, Are you planing on growing this plant in a pot permanently? If not I would put it in the ground. It is not so much the roots you see exposed above ground but how tangled they are at the bottom of that pot. I agree with cactus as far as pot size plant size. If you are going to grow it in a pot for a long time more than a year, then give it a layer of mulch to cover those roots. If you are going to plant it in the ground then untangle the roots very gently and plant and mulch. Hope this didn't confuse you more.
James in Florida

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 10:40PM
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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

Here is some potting information on the link below from the American Camellia Society.

Here is a link that might be useful: Container Info by the ACS

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 11:52PM
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