Camellias - An Autumn Must-Have

13 Mar, 2024

Stunning as a lush hedge, or a feature plant, camellias are an autumn garden must-have.

Most camellias grow well in a partly shaded spot, in dappled shade under trees, or on the southwest side of your home. They can handle a little sun, especially the sasanqua varieties, just be sure to protect them from strong rays and harsh winds.

Camellias perform the best in the ground when planted with well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Add nutrients by mixing in Kings Compost, Kings Sheep Pellets and Kings Azalea, Camellia and Rhododendron Food at planting time.

Our Top Varieties

Some of our favourite camellia varieties for this season.


A classic and popular sasanqua cultivar with masses of white flowers. Great for hedging.

Grows 2.5m x 2m

High Fragrance

A hybrid variety with blush pink blooms, and a diving fragrance, living up to its name.

Grows 3m x 4m

Cinnamon Cindy

This hybrid variety produces dainty clusters of white blooms with hints of pink.

Gtows 2.5m x 2m


A vigorous grower, this japonica has white to blush pink intricate blooms, edged with a deeper pink.

Grows 3m x 2m

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