UPDATE Dec 2021: After the easement was cleared this camelia was obviously getting blasted with way too much sun. I ended up moving it into the large cedar pot on the deck that previously housed our dawn redwood. So far it survived the move, but we’ll see if it actually puts out any flowers after being abused (I’m sure it lost a lot of roots when I ripped it out of the ground).
We carried this largish shrub with us out of the 2020 PNW Flower & Garden Festival. I couldn’t decide if the stares were due to the beautiful blooms or because it looked like we were trying furtively steal out of the show behind a shrubbery. Camelias do well in shade and part shade, but I’ve read morning sun could potentially burn early frosted blooms, so we’ll see how it does given the eastern exposure. I think this old fashioned favorite complements the red trim of our old timey house quite well!
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!