Return to the Georgia Gardener Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Late blooming camellias?

Posted by GAshmore 8 (My Page) on
Thu, May 2, 13 at 16:08

I have about 30 japonica camellias on the property here in middle Georgia. Most were planted in the '30s. Many classic varieties and a few bred by the previous owner. Until this year all bloomed between mid January and late February. This year about half bloomed at their regular time, several bloomed in late March and I have 8 specimens that are in full bloom now at the first of May. There is nothing obvious about the growing conditions of the early and late bloomers. Shade conditions have not changed and I have used the same fertilizing and pruning methods for the last 20 years.

Has anyone else noticed odd blooming times lately?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Late blooming camellias?

I saw japonicas blooming about a week ago at Bobby Gil's in Suwanee. Have never seen blooms this late.

GAshmore, wish you would post pics. We'd love seeing your very mature plants.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Georgia Gardener Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here