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 '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 here and Camellias are now in their growing season. Now is a great time to mulch your Camellias to help with moisture retention during this hot and dry weather. The application of wetting agents can also assist in keeping moisture in the soil.

Availabilty is certianly low at the nursery at the moment but what we do have left is of high quality and great value.

All of our 2020 stock is growing nicely and should be available towards the end of Summer. Check the website for updates on availabilty.


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 - 4 pm

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.

Choose a Camellia now!


Cafe Sasanqua is now at Camellia Grove Nursery.

Visit the website for more information.

Our nursery at Glenorie ...

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.