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Help Worried about New Camellia Spellbound

Posted by jenni1388 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 11, 08 at 0:21

Hi !

I got some spellbound camellias today and heard full sun is good. Now that I have been doing some reading it seems that partial sun is better??? We are using a drip system where I have planted the camellias the top of the soil also seems real dry but the middle very moist. Should I be worried??? Sorry for all the questions I just don't want to kill my new plants.

Thanks!

Jennie


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RE: Help Worried about New Camellia Spellbound

Here in the Dallas Area, camellias need shade starting at 11am-12pm. Further up north, you can probably exceed that. If the plant gets too much sun, those leaves in direct contact with the sun will start to brown out.

I use drip irrigation and have placed a dripper right close to the main stem of the camellias. Then as they grow, I add more tubing around the plant in order to water roots further away. My tubes have other drippers, about every 12" in both directions. They are set to run for 1 hour (equates 1 gallon of water) most of the year, except now, when I run them for 1.5 hours because our daily temps are in the 100-110s through September.


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