Now they are blooming in abundance - isn't it fantastic?
You would like to plant, fertilize, nurture and care for the beautiful camellias straight away. But be careful: there may be another frost and then the plants will be completely unprotected because they have not yet been able to take root.
So it's better to wait and then after the end of the flowering period or in May, prepare the planting hole well, use lava rock as drainage and mix around 30 percent of your own topsoil with ericaceous soil so that the camellias get a slightly acidic soil and then plant them.
It is also best to fertilize from May onwards and no later than July so that the new growth can woody well before it gets cold again.
So now in March you can sit back and relax, enjoy the sight of the beautiful flowers and calmly think about where the camellias can best be planted. Please always take the 3 most important location conditions into account:
1. Partial shade, prefers sun in the afternoon
2. sheltered from the wind
3. Plant in the company of other ericaceous plants or also under taller bushes or trees
Shown in the picture is Camellia japonica "Snow Chan"