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camellia

Post by Najman » February 7th, 2013, 4:06 pm

can we plant camellia in pakistan? if yes, then how and from where i can get it?

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Re: camellia

Post by Farhan Ahmed » February 7th, 2013, 8:11 pm

I doubt. Cemeillia is a plant from Tea family. It requires excessive water/rainfall (50 inches/year)and can not tolerate drought. Though our climate/zone is favorable otherwise, but our scorching dry summer are highly unsuitable.....Furthermore it requires Acidic Soil.

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Re: camellia

Post by Izhar » February 8th, 2013, 10:07 am

One of my acquaintance is growing Camellia sinensis i.e. tea plant in Karachi.. it grows very slowly here..

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Re: camellia

Post by khabbab » February 8th, 2013, 10:43 am

An old tree is growing in Lawrence gardens lahore named Camellia and i think it is camelia japonica but it must have been planted decades ago. Will check if it flowers here.
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Re: camellia

Post by Morina » February 8th, 2013, 1:23 pm

farhan137 wrote:I doubt. Cemeillia is a plant from Tea family. It requires excessive water/rainfall (50 inches/year)and can not tolerate drought. Though our climate/zone is favorable otherwise, but our scorching dry summer are highly unsuitable.....Furthermore it requires Acidic Soil.
Hi,

the tea plantations grow near the equator very well under the shade of albizias. The tea, that is camellia sinensis, grows very slowly in his first years.
You have a hard climate in your area, but if you like them, perhaps you'll have more luck with varieties ofC. reticulata and C. sasanqua, these two likes more heat and sun. For those which need more warmer, they are the species like C. yuhsienensis, or C. kissii, C. granthamiana , or all the yellow ones recently discovered.
You have to retain that a good established camellia can support some hot and dry, more important is the shade.
If you dispose from enough water, then in the dry period I would give an irrigation system for my camellias. This could be simple water bottles with a drop-by-drop system.
Camellias are so lovely and will be trees with evergreen leaves and very beautiful flowers. There exist even fragrant camellias.
In your case, Najman, I would try it, first with a container for some years before it planting outsides.

@ Mister Khabbab
Could you, please, show this camellia even if there are not flowers? With flowers it would be perfect, but if there aren't, that doesn't matter, because the growth of the plant is also interesting. :)

Good luck!
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Re: camellia

Post by Najman » February 8th, 2013, 4:08 pm

Farhan, Izhar, Khabbab and Morina, Thank you all for your responses. jest is that it is hard to plant camellia in our environment , the other day i was researching for something else and i found this, its such a beautiful tree.

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Re: camellia

Post by Farhan Ahmed » February 8th, 2013, 6:36 pm

@Morina....are these from your Garden?

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Re: camellia

Post by Morina » February 8th, 2013, 7:28 pm

Yes, from my house garden, will say they are always in containers because they are too young to plant out.

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Re: camellia

Post by Farhan Ahmed » February 8th, 2013, 9:07 pm

Lovely....looking forward to your garden long shots

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Re: camellia

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » February 10th, 2013, 10:54 am

Some time I wish I was living in a better climatic zone. :mrgreen:

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