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How to safely separate and move a blue Camellia

Brenda Tate
November 17, 2017

Help ? Need ideas please

Comments (4)

  • gardengal48 (PNW Z8/9)

    Can you provide some details? What exactly do you mean by "separate"? Divide like one does with a perennial? Do you know what cultivar of camellia you are working with ('blue' is a bit of a misnomer and not really helpful)? And finally, where geographically are you located?

  • luis_pr

    Do you mean that your camellia is comingled with another shrub and their roots intertwine?

    Or are you trying to separate/divide a recently purchased camellia that is multi-trunk sold in pots? You typically cannot do this unless the grower planted multiple cuttings to create a denser look. For this, you would have to carefully remove the soil to see the roots. If the trunks have different root balls, well, proceed accordingly from there "disentangling" (sp?) the roots.

  • fig_insanity Z7a E TN

    Are you positive it IS a camellia you're talking about dividing, or might that be the common name of some perennial? The only "blue" camellia I know of is "Green's Blues" and as luls_pr stated, it can't be divided, only propagated by cuttings. A true camellia can be moved, but not divided, under normal circumstances.

  • Jean

    Please show us the plant.

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