Growing Camellias

Growing Camellias

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100 Hours

Growing Camelias VHT109

Develops your understanding of soils, feeding, watering, pruning, planting methods, pest & disease control, propagation, & more. Improve your ability to identify different varieties (both common and uncommon), and how to use camellias to achieve desired landscape effects.

This is a course for amateurs and professionals; plant collectors, camellia enthusiasts, nurserymen, landscapers, gardeners and horticulturists.

There are 8 lessons as follows:

1.   Introduction

    • Scope and nature
    • System of plant identification
    • General characteristics of camellias
    • Review of main cultivars
    • Information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs etc)

2.   Culture

    • Planting
    • Staking
    • Mulching
    • Watering
    • Pest & disease
    • Feeding
    • Pruning
    • Protection from wind, salt air etc.

3.   Propagation

    • Methods of propagating camellias
    • Types of Cuttings (Soft, semi hard, hard)
    • Seed propagation
    • Grafting
    • Propagating materials
    • Potting up cuttings

4.   Using Camellias

    • Woodland plantings
    • Garden beds
    • Specimin trees
    • Ground covers
    • Growing in shade
    • Topiary
    • Hedging
    • Pleaching
    • Espaliers
    • Container growing

5.   The most Commonly Grown Varieties

    • Camellia japonica cultivars

6.   Other important Groups

    • Camellia sasanqua

    • Camellia reticulata

    • Camellia sinensis (Tea)

7.   The Lesser Grown Varieties

    • Camellia species
    • Camellia hybrids

8.   Special Assignment - On one selected plant or group

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