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Camellia japonica ‘Helenor’

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Camellia japonica Helenor - very pretty bloom

One of plants in my son’s garden is this old camellia tree. I call it a tree because it has grown quite tall around 3 meters+ high. It used to be more rounded before, but my son cut many side trunks in order to have more open driveway. The main trunk is almost covered with timber planks and other stuff as the house is still under renovation, but yet it is still blooming quite nicely.  More

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Bunga Camellia dan Azalea

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Disetiap akhir musim dingin dan menjelang musim semi, tampak bunga Camellia dan Azalea cantik menghiasi banyak kebun di daerah Melbourne sini. Persamaan antara tanaman Camellia dan Azalea adalah: keduanya menyukai tanah yang sedikit asam dan tidak menyukai kapur dan udara yang terlalu panas. Didaerah tropis akan cukup mudah tumbuh di dataran tinggi/pegunungan. Pupuk yang kami pakai adalah khusus untuk tanaman yang lebih menyukai tanah yang sifatnya agak asam dan tak suka kapur.

Camellia:

Di kebun kami, ada dua macam tanaman Camellia yaitu Camellia japonica dan Camellia sasanqua. More

Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’ – Fruits and Seeds

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For the very first time we’ve noticed that our Camellia sasanqua “Yuletide’ is having fruits. The furry fruits are pear shaped as big as a finger tip. The hard fruit contains two or three large seeds with the shape and size similar to coffee beans.
“Yuletide’ camellia has vivid single red flowers with prominent yellow stamens. The compact little bush is slow growing and in Australia will More