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How to grow camellias in North Carolina, Part II

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Camellias may be propagated from seed (5-6 years), by cuttings (3 years), by grafting (2-3 years), or by air layering (1 year).

Camellia blooms will last four to five days when floated in water in a shallow bowl. Most of the shown blooms are treated with gibberellic acid, which forces the flower to be larger and bloom earlier.

Some recommended varieties for beginning growers are:

1) Debutante: Light pink, medium bloom in a full peony form.

2) Alba Plena: White, medium bloom, formal double bloom.


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