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Camellias on Long Island?

Posted by cupoftea z7 NY (LI) (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 27, 04 at 17:26

I would love to grow camellias, and I was wondering if any of you on Long Island have had success with a particular type of camellia? I love the anemone flowering ones.

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RE: Camellias on Long Island?

We haven't tried one here and my yard is pretty full right now. But...I know that Hick's and Martin Viette both sell some very nice looking plants. They've been "bred" to survive our climates.

Good luck!


RE: Camellias on Long Island?

I know people growing them. I have heard the advice of wrapping them for the first few winters.

RE: Camellias on Long Island?

Try Roslyn Nursery in Dix Hills. If you want a traditional C. japonica, try 'Kumasaka' or 'Paulette Goddard'. Both grow well on Long Island and bloom reliably.

RE: Camellias on Long Island?

I have one of those "bred for northern climates" camellias called 'Pink Star' or something that got totally fried over winter (leaves all brown and crispy). I also have one that's not a special northern climate type that's looking great right now. Go figure.


RE: Camellias on Long Island?

OK, I finally got a pair of Camillia japonica "April Kiss" from my local Old Mill Nursery. They were bred locally and should do well here - I hope so, they are so pretty! They've been in the ground 2 weeks and seem to be doing well so far - continual blooming, new buds. Wish me luck!

RE: Camellias on Long Island?

Check the American Camellia Society web site for cold hardy camellias or google that in the search line for more choices than those already mentioned.

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