Camellia japonica fruit?!

subtropixAugust 26, 2012

One of. My camellias has prudeced what looks like a fruit. Assuming there are seeds inside. Can you propagate from these seeds and will the flowers be as he parent.?

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gardengal48

Yes, you can grow camellias from seed. Flowers will not necessarily be the same as the parent(s). And have patience.....it can take a long time (5-7 years) before you achieve blooming maturity.

Here is a link that might be useful: camellias from seed

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 6:39PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Be sure to read the link that gardengal attached. You'll learn that the seed must mature on the plant in order to be viable. The pod will crack and you can remove it from the plant at that time.

A good friend sent me a freezer bag of over a hundred seeds, wrapped in moistened sphagnum sheet moss. He told me to store the bag in the fridge until spring. It was late spring when I remembered. Every single seed had germinated.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 9:50PM
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