Feeding Camellias

  • Camellias need feeding, both in the soil and especially in pots and tubs. The best time is in the spring, as they finish flowering and start growing.
  • Any general feed will help, such as Growmore or pelleted chicken manure. This can be scattered on the soil surface.

  • Liquid feed mixed into your watering can is also useful, especially if the leaves are a bit yellow, when a feed with extra iron is best, eg Miracid. Use every few weeks between April and July.
  • Slow-release fertilizer granules eg Osmocote are the easiest and feed all season. Rake into the surface. The lumps, sold as Tablets, can be pushed down into the soil - ideal for tubs.
  • Mulch