Camellia Bonsai Tree Description & Care

General Description:

The Camellia Bonsai Trees for sale on our online nursery are originally native to the majestic mountains of Japan and Korea and can grow up to heights of 39 feet. There are more than 250 species in the Camellia family, but the most popular choice in the art of bonsai is the Camellia Sasanqua, which tends to be smaller than the others, making it more suitable for bonsai needs. It is a favorite because of the bright, hot pink flowers it produces, adding vibrant color with lush, green foliage to any owner’s collection. It is sure to spice up your life with a “Hot Flash”. Please be sure you check out our full wholesale nursery selection of bonsai trees for sale from after you have read up on the Camellia.


We recommend watering your Camellia with decalcified water, and be sure to water more during the warmer months as the blossoms turn to flowers. These trees are not drought tolerant, so try to ensure that the root system does not fully dry out.


The Camellia will grow best in diffused light, or partially shaded areas. Do not place in direct sunlight for long periods of time. It is best for it to receive the morning sun, followed by the afternoon shade.


With the Camellia, you should place the bonzai tree in an airy and cool location where light is received, but not direct sunlight. This bonsai likes to be placed in a partially sunny location during spring, after the threat of frost is over. It can be bought inside during the fall and winter.


You can fertilize this bonsai about every three weeks during the growing season. However, do not fertilize once the first winter temperatures begin to arrive.


You can trim and prune this little bonsai during the winter, after it is finished its flowering phase. You should remove the flowers and trim the branches to whatever shape you desire. The most suitable styles for the Camellia are informal upright and cascade for the larger bonsai.

Potential Insects or Pests:

Unfortunately, the Camellia tends to be prone to aphids and scales. To help avoid getting them, use organic herbicide or a solution mixture of 1 quart warm water, 1 tsp dish soap. Spray on the leaves until runoff occurs. Rinse, clean, and repeat. Do not spray on the flowers however, as it can cause browning.


You should repot your Camellia in early Spring every 2 or 3 years, after a large amount of root pruning. You should replace the soil with a lime-free soil, since it does not like lime.

Helpful Comments:

The peak season for blooming with the Camellia is in December, which offers a perfect splash of color during the holidays. If you keep the foliage free from dust, it will promote healthy cell growth and help produce the vibrant flowers it is famous for. Buy this beautiful bonsai tree online, and now keep it healthy!

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