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February 19 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 9:00 am
Camellias’ showy winter blooms cheer even the dreariest of days. We’re sharing these special plants with you in our first-ever online camellia sale!
Through March 5, shop a selection of camellia plants on our website. These 3-gallon, classic heirloom plants are proven performers in the southern garden.
Thank you for your support! Oakland’s Camellia Sale has ended.
Pick Up Information
Thank you for supporting Oakland’s gardens with your online Camellia Sale purchase! Please read ALL of the following information as this sale pick-up is different from past sales.
The pick up date for your order is this Saturday, March 6th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will set up a one-way, drive-through pick-up location by the greenhouse. Just follow the signs, drive up, and load your camellias. Staff and volunteers will be there with your plants ready to go. Orders far exceeded our expectations, so we will do our best to handle your plant pick up as quickly as we can. All the camellias have been pre-sold so there will be no additional plants for sale on-site. Please come back on April 10th for our annual Spring Plant Sale and the full shopping experience.
Other Important Info for Pick Up:
- Drive in and follow signs. If you prefer, park outside the main gate in the gravel lot and walk in, but bring a wagon or cart for your new three-gallon plants. They get heavy!
- Make sure to have your own paper, cloth, or plastic liner set in place to protect your car’s carpet and upholstery. We do not supply this for you.
- Please stay in your car and show us your sales receipt, or give us your last name along with the Camellia varieties you purchased. We will direct you to where your order is.
We also ask that you please respect COVID protocols: social distance, wear a mask, and be patient. Please note that there are also no available restrooms on site or access to the Visitors Center.
Some simple Camellia planting and culture tips:
Plant in full sun to part shade. Ideally, camellias want strong morning sun and afternoon shade. Dig a hole twice the size and a little deeper than the container. Amend your soil with compost, making sure to mix well. Remove the camellia from the container and gently massage the roots so they will grow outwards. Place the plant in the prepared hole so that the base of the plant is on a small mound 3-4” taller than the surrounding soil. Camellias like good drainage! Backfill with the native soil and compost mix, and remember to mulch well with a shredded pine mulch. Water as deeply as needed for the first year when the top 2” of the soil feels dry to the touch.
Feel free to ask garden questions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for helping Oakland’s mission by supporting our fundraising plant sales throughout the year!