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Come and visit North Haven Gardens, your destination for all your gardening needs in Dallas. As you step inside, you'll find a comprehensive selection of quality gardening equipment and a diverse plant nursery with a stunning array of indoor plants, outdoor plants, and a variety of fresh vegetables. Our expert garden coaches are dedicated to helping you turn your gardening dreams into reality. Plus, we now have delivery services available in Dallas (within our service area, call for details). Now you can ensure that your gardening essentials are conveniently brought to your doorstep. You can even sign up for a grow card membership to earn points and save on your purchases.

Here at North Haven Gardens, we take pride in offering a curated selection that caters to all levels of expertise. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, our friendly and professional staff is here to help. Visit our nursery in Dallas an experience the difference.

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Love Tea? Plant Some in your Garden This Fall

Red Leaf Tea Camellia | North Haven Gardens

Whether black, green, or Oolong, classic tea comes from the tender young leaves and shoots of the ‘tea Camellia’, Camellia sinensis. This evergreen shrub comes in a wide array of varietals whose flavors are considered unique to the area in which they’re grown. Native to Asia, it’s an easy-care plant that asks little in the garden–and like its heavy-blooming cousins commonly grown for ornament, it’s well-suited to shady spots in the DFW area.

'Red Leaf Tea' Camellia
‘Red Leaf Tea’ Camellia

NHG brings in a collection of camellia varieties each fall and spring, depending on when they bloom and transplant best. We get a small number of small-leaf tea camellias, and this year, just a precious few large-leaf tea camellias. Additionally, we have a wide variety of camellias grown for their structure and flowers, including unusual varieties such as the buttercream-colored ‘Jury’s Yellow.’

'Jury's Yellow' Camellia
‘Jury’s Yellow’ Camellia

Camellias form glossy, deep-green leaves and are evergreen in north Texas–this means they provide important garden structure for shady areas where few evergreens will thrive well. Since they’re cool-season bloomers, they’re further valued for bringing charm and color to our colder months, as most varieties sport large, luxurious flowers in shades of white, red and pink.

With our heavy clay soils, camellias perform best if their soil is amended deeply with acidified compost prior to planting. If your site suffers from poor drainage, consider adding expanded shale or re-grading the site if necessary; while camellias appreciate consistent moisture, they will not tolerate wet feet and boggy conditions.

'Winter's Star' Camellia
‘Winter’s Star’ Camellia

Protected, shady sites are best; bright, indirect light or dappled light through an overhead tree canopy will be ideal. Once your camellia is established, it will appreciate a regular monthly feeding of a fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants, such as Espoma Holly-Tone. Other than that, keeping them mulched and topdressing with acidified compost now and then is all they’ll ask in return for their bountiful blooms.

Within our wide selection, there are camellias that stay fairly small and others that can get very large. We recommend doing research in advance if there’s a specific variety you’re looking for and calling the store to see that it’s in when you’re planning to come. Better yet, visit us and speak with a Garden Advisor for an introduction to the full collection, where colors, forms and varieties can be found to suit any garden location.

Consider adding a camellia–whether for blossoms, tea or both–to your garden this year. Get here soon, though–they go very quickly!

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