In weeding the garden, I pulled what I later realized was a
small C. sasanqua that had sprouted from a seed dropped by a
nearby specimen. I wonder about raising such sprouts to
Has anyone here successfully raised volunteer camellias? How
did they turn out?
Beaufort, NC (on the coast in zone 8a)
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My experience was rather like trying to win the lottery :
one died young, one was very weak and spindly, and one grew well, but it never
did flower., didn't even make buds.
A friend had better luck and got a pretty good plant, so why not go ahead and
Maybe you will get a winning number!
If it doesn't work, you can always "forget" to water it...................
Rooting around for information, I discovreed that Camellias rarely
breed true from seed and that cuttings are the more common way to
I have several sturdy plants around the base of my overgrown Camellia
bush/tree hat have grown from (dropped) seed, but I usually dig them
up and give them away before I've seen them flower.
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