Camellia Grove Nursery

 Camellia Japonica 'Dixie Knight'  -  click for info  Camellia Japonica 'Margarete Hertrich'  -  click for info  Camellia Sasanqua 'Chansonette'  -  click for info  Camellia Sasanqua 'Edna Butler'  -  click for info  Camellia Japonica 'Fire Dance'  -  click for info  Camellia Japonica 'Nuccio's Gem'  -  click for info  Camellia Japonica 'Tama No Ura'  -  click for info  Camellia hybrid 'Fairy Wand'  -  click for info  Camellia Japonica 'Moshio'  -  click for info  Camellia Japonica 'Silver Waves'  -  click for info
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Nursery News

Summer is now here and we're currently in the period of the year where our availability is at its lowest.

All of our 2016 stock is coming along very well and it won't be long until they are ready for sale.

We will have some larger Camellia sasanqua stock ready when we re-open in January with much of the smaller stock ready to go not long after.

Summer is the time when Camellias start to form their flower buds for the following flowering season so it is a good idea to keep up the moisture during these warmer months.

The use of products such as wetting agent and mulch help with moisture retention and are a great way to make sure your Camellias continue to thrive during the summer months.

Our Nursery

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8 Cattai Ridge Road
Glenorie NSW 2157
Phone: (02) 9652 1200
Fax: (02) 9652 2740

Nursery Trading Hours
9 am - 5 pm

Job Vacancy

We are currently looking for a full time Nursery Hand.
For job details and to apply for this role please click here.

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.

Browse our Catalogue

Camellias      Azaleas

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Which camellia for where?
The choice is yours - but position is important for best results.

We've built a simple device that makes choosing your camellias very easy.

Take it for a test drive now!

You can still browse the entire catalogue by using the links above under Browse our Catalogue.

We'd welcome your feedback after you've tried it.

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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.

Camellia Grove Nursery at Glenorie

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.