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Collected camellia

Post by greg27 » July 5th, 2020, 9:31 am

I stumbled across the chance to collect this large camellia (love construction sites!). I'm not sure if this is the best time but it was one of those now or never things. It was covered in flower buds - white - but none had opened yet.

Any tips on keeping this one alive? I've got it in a commercial azalea mix at the moment with a bin bag over the pot. It doesn't have a huge amount of roots but there are a few fine ones there. At the bottom was a huge bulbousy thing with no feeder roots so I chainsawed that off so it will one day fit in a pot.

I forgot to take any before shots but here it is after being potted up.
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Re: Collected camellia

Post by juan73870 » July 5th, 2020, 9:39 am

I can definitly see a really nice tree coming from this, as long as it pulls thru..... My fingers and toes are all crossed in hope that it does! There's probably not much more you can do now, other than wait.
Really nice find 🙂👍
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Re: Collected camellia

Post by melbrackstone » July 5th, 2020, 9:45 am

Are those beer bottles getting smaller, or is that a YUGE stump?

Nice find, I look forward to watching it develop.

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Re: Collected camellia

Post by greg27 » July 5th, 2020, 10:57 am

melbrackstone wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 9:45 am
Are those beer bottles getting smaller, or is that a YUGE stump?
I almost forgot to take a photo with the standard measuring device too. I don't think I'll get a cute little shohin out of this one.

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Post by melbrackstone » July 5th, 2020, 11:04 am

I almost forgot to take a photo with the standard measuring device too. I don't think I'll get a cute little shohin out of this one.
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Re: Collected camellia

Post by nozila » July 5th, 2020, 12:01 pm

I love how your always getting sweet trees.


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Re: Collected camellia

Post by Homer911 » July 5th, 2020, 9:40 pm

Don't know much about Camellia's but it doesn't look like you got much of the root ball. Fingers crossed it pulls through....
If it does, should make a great tree..

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Re: Collected camellia

Post by greg27 » July 5th, 2020, 10:01 pm

Homer911 wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Don't know much about Camellia's but it doesn't look like you got much of the root ball. Fingers crossed it pulls through....
Fingers and toes please! :fc:

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Re: Collected camellia

Post by nozila » July 9th, 2020, 8:55 am

Was the roots deep on these?


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Re: Collected camellia

Post by greg27 » July 9th, 2020, 12:20 pm

nozila wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 8:55 am
Was the roots deep on these?
Yes, there were a few thick roots going out the side and two really thick ones going straight down. It was pretty annoying to dig to be honest so it better survive.

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Re: Collected camellia

Post by nozila » July 9th, 2020, 12:21 pm

Thanks Greg for the info. Let’s me know what I’m in for when I go dig mine.


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