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  1. samsam

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    I have just completed The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barberry) in which the protagonist grows camellias in flower beds. The plants appear to be low growing with beautiful flowers. I am familiar only with the trees and bushes which we have in Vancouver. What am I missing?
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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    More like what was the author missing.

    Unless they were talking about certain low-growing sasanqua camellia cultivars, that are almost goundcover plants unless supported.
     
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    Ron B. - Thanks for your response to my question. The sasanqua cultivars could be just what the author is referring to. I checked the internet and saw some very beautiful ones. Now to find them locally. Thanks again, Samsam
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Sam, they can be found at local nurseries but they are usually outnumbered by C japonica by about 20 to 1. Find the full time staff in the nursery and ask them about their inventory.
     
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    Jimmyq - Thanks for the advice. According to the internet, I should be able to find them at Arts Nursery and/or Mandeville Gardens. I came across a good article on the net (about these plants) by steve Whyall. I am on a learning curve. Samsam
     

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