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1 year old plants
All £9.50 each, any 3 for £24.00 or any 5 for £35.00
2 year old plants
All £18.50 each, any 3 for £45.00 or any 5 for £65.00
J = japonica
S = sasanqua
R = reticulata
W = x williamsii
Sp = species
Sizes and varieties available change throughout the year. For up to date availability see website. Please do specify substitutes if and where you can. Some varieties flower in OCT-NOV, others go on from JAN-MAY.
Genus of over 250 species of long-lived, elegant, evergreen shrubs and small trees, 1-20m (3-65ft) tall, from areas of acid soil in woodland areas from northern India and the Himalayas to China and Japan and south to northern Indonesia, Java and Sumatra. They usually have bold, glossy leaves and flowers in shades of white, pink, red or yellow. Some are fragrant.
Economically important in the subcontinent of India and Asia, the leaves of C. sinensis are processed for the beverage tea and C. oleifera produces tea seed oil used for cooking. The UK climate is suitable for camellia and "grow your own" tea is becoming popular, especially the green variety with its high level of antioxidants. C. sinensis var. sinensis is the China tea and C. sinensis var. assamica the Indian version.
Cultivated in the gardens of China and Japan for centuries before they were seen in Europe, varieties were brought in in the late 18th century by the British East India Company as the tea trade flourished.
- Camellia - A guide to sizing and pricing
- Camellia - Care Guide
- Camellia - Hybridisation
- Camellias - Background info Videos.
- Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
- Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
- Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
- Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
- Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
EvergreenShrubs or small trees
HeightUp to 15m (50ft)
SpreadUp to 5m (15ft)
Tall ShrubOpen-growing shrub. Produces flowers to 17cm (7in) across
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
- Mature Size
- Tips and Advice
- Goes Well With
- Planting Combinations
- Other Suggestions
- See Also...
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesAphids, scale insects, vine weevils, leaf spot.Place of originChina
Camellia TypesReticulataCamellia reticulata (syn. C. heterophylla) is a species of Camellia
Flower ShapeSemi-doubleTwo rows of petals with conspicuous stamens
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soil
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly spreading
- Camellia Care - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Soil Conditions
- Planting Tips
- Camellia Pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Wind damaged pruning & staking - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pests and Diseases
- Sooty mould in spring - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Collecting Camellia Seeds - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Propagation by semi-ripe cuttings - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Flowering Periods
- Self Seeding Camellia reticulata - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Further Reading
- Propagation information - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia 'Cornish Snow Michael' - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia oleifera - Video Tip ondemand_video
- C.'Satan's Robe' - Video Tip ondemand_video
- C. transnokoensis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- x williamsii Camellias - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellias - Signature Plants
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!
- When is the right time to collect seeds?
- When are seeds actually ripe and ready for collection?
- Magnolia seed collection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Cornus capitata seed collection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Lithocarpus Seed Collection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Rhododendron seed collecting - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia seed collection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Storing seeds over winter
- Embothrium Collecting and Storing Seeds
- Decaisnea Seed Collection & Potting
up to 15m (50ft)
up to 5m (15ft)
FAGUS sylvatica 'Purpurea'
FATSIA polycarpa 'Green Fingers'
MAGNOLIA liliiflora 'Nigra'
MAGNOLIA 'Philip Tregunna'
MAGNOLIA 'Royal Purple'
RHODODENDRON 'Endsleigh Pink'
STAPHYLEA holocarpa var. 'Rosea'
Buy Varieties of CAMELLIA
Japonica. Semi-double, petals deep pink at margins fading to cream
Japonica. Large semi-double dark red
Japonica. Large semi-double salmon-red
x williamsii. Large frilled pale pink
Japonica. Creamy yellow anemone form
Reticulata. Striking serrated leaves and bright red flowers
Sasanqua. Prolific single pink, scented
x williamsii. Soft pink single
Japonica. Semi-double pure white with golden anthers
smallish single bright red flowers
Japonica. Red sport of 'Tinkerbell'
Japonica. Double white flowers flushed blush-pink
x williamsii. Blush-pink to white, semi-double to double
x williamsii. Anemone form, creamy yellow
Japonica. Paeony form with large carmine flowers splashed with white
Japonica. Vivid scarlet flowers with a centre of yellow stamens
Japonica. Very dark red semi-double
Japonica. Bright red paeony form with some fragrance
Japonica. Bright red paeony flower early in the season
Japonica. Large semi-double pink with spreading habit
Japonica. Sport of C. 'Tricolor' with single red blooms.
x williamsii. Light orchid-pink, semi-double
x williamsii. Anemone form. Rich pink with broad cushion of petaloids
Japonica. Small white semi-double flowers with a lemon centre
Reticulata x williamsii. Very large frilled semi-double pink
x williamsii. Pillar-box red with bronze new growth
Japonica. White. Large-flowered semi-double
Japonica. White formal double with pink picotee edge
x williamsii. Semi-double, rose colour