Southern California Camellia Society


Camellia Soil Mixes for Landscape and Containers

September 2, 2013

By Brad King — Camellias prefer a well-drained soil that is high in humus and slightly acid. A PH of 7 or less is acceptable but 5.5 to 6.5 are ideal. The use of coarse peat moss or oak leaf mold provides humus and the acid condition. When either is mixed in equal parts with "sharp" or "potting" sand a ...Read More »