The most common camellias grown in our area are Camellia sasanqua and Camellia japonicas. Camellia sasanquas bloom from September to January and tend to have a mass of small flowers (as compared to C. japonicas) blooming all at one time. They are also tolerant of some sun.Camellia japonicas bloom from September to March and tend to have fewer flowers bloom at a time.
Camellias like acidic soil with some organic matter in semishady conditions. To discourage camellia petal blight, rake spent flowers that have fallen underneath the bushes.