Winter is now here and with it the Camellia japonica season. With the cooler nights many of our varieties are now in full flower.
Now is an excellent time to visit the nursery with the winter months offering the best time to view the majority of our Camellia catalogue in flower.
We also have some excellent quality Azaleas available. These are selling fast so get in early to avoid disappointment.
8 Cattai Ridge Road
Glenorie NSW 2157
Phone: (02) 9652 1200
Fax: (02) 9652 2740
Nursery Trading Hours
9 am - 5 pm
OPEN 7 DAYS
Our Flower Table
During the flowering season we cut Camellia blooms to display on the table to help in the selection process.
Displaying the blooms in one area allows for comparison between varieties and simplifies selection.
It's also nice a display piece and well worth visiting the nursery to see during peak Camellia season.
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Nursery history ...
Camellia Grove Nursery opened in 1939 in what was then the remote Sydney suburb of St Ives.
It was established by the late Professor E.G. Waterhouse, who won international recognition for his research with camellias.
Over the six decades the nursery was at St Ives, it earned a fine reputation not only for its quality plants, but as a tourist destination for people from all over the world.
At the end of 2004, the nursery moved to its present location at Glenorie in Sydney's north-west.
We hope you'll be able to visit us at Glenorie to make your choice. If not, rest assured that any selection you ask us to make will be of the utmost quality and suitability for your area.
Please take the time to read our notes on the cultural requirements for your new purchases as proper planting and after care of your plants will give you much pleasure when you are rewarded year after year with a wonderful garden in bloom.
How to use our Online Catalogue
Camellias are natives of China and Japan where they grow in a variety of microclimates. Whilst many varieties prefer to grow in semi-shade and bloom to perfection if direct morning winter sun is avoided, many varieties will tolerate a sunny position. Through hybridisation and careful research, camellias have been bred to adapt well to culture throughout Australia.
The importance of choosing the most suitable Camellia or Azalea for each position in your garden is sometimes difficult and to help overcome this dilemma we have simplified the catalogue by using the following identification symbols.
FULL SUN Varieties that can be grown in full sun.
SEMI-SHADE Varieties requiring semi-shade, no direct sun before 12pm on a winter's day (when flowering).
SHADE Varieties that can be grown in shade, but need some sun in summer to form buds.
MORNING SUN Varieties able to withstand morning sun in winter.
POTS Varieties suitable for growing in pots.
COASTAL Varieties whose blooms are sun hardy in coastal areas.
FRAGRANT Fragrant varieties.
NOTE: When using our catalogue, just run your mouse over any term to remind you what it means.