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Camellia - Hybridisation
Create your own unique cross
Anyone can hybridise two different Camellia varieties when they are in flower to create a new hybrid (or rather lots of new hybrids) of your own.
You will need two select 2 different Camellias that you wish to try to make a hybrid from. They both need to be in flower. Because you need to bring the two flowers together to make the hybrid you will need to cut one flower from one of the plants. (We will call this one Cam-1) The other flower you need to leave on the tree. (This one is Cam-2)
When you look in October or November you might be lucky enough to find a seed pod, which when it splits you will see the black/brown seeds.
Read more about storing seeds and propagating them.