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rusty

I live in the West Midlands and know very little about gardening but love being outside. Getting the gardening bug!

Camellia

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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rusty

This weather has given my camelia longer to think about flowering. Its done really well this year.

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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rusty

It's about 6ft tall, but I have no idea if it's a camellia or a rhododendron or how to tell the difference.

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richard.spicer.7906

It looks like a camellia flower. 👍🏼

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rusty

How can you tell it's a camellia @richard.spicer.7906? I tried to Google it but haven't found the answer yet.

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richard.spicer.7906

Rhododendron and azalea flowers look very different, and the leaves are a different shape - a bloom is usually made up of lots of individual flowers - and same with the leaves, the best way to describe them is they look like leafy fingers 🖐🏼. Camellia is single flower, and single leaves. I'm sure there is a more scientific way to describe, and I was never good at plant science 😂. Try looking at other pics here on Gardentags for comparison. Click this hashtag #camellia

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richard.spicer.7906

I'll tag you separately in a rhododendron picture to compare 👍🏼

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rusty

Thanks for your help Rich. Much appreciated 👍 @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

No probs. Now, if you had asked about the difference between a Rhododendron and an Azalea, that's a whole other story that we can save for another day 😂

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