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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


CODES
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.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - shrubs or small trees.
  • Bicolor - white, pink, red or yellow
  • Partial shade - shelter from cold, dry winds and early morning sun.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - genus named by Linnaeus in honour of Georg Josef Kamel, also known as Camellus, a Moravian( Czech) Jesuit priest, and botanist (21 Apr. 1661 - 2 May 1706). Camellia (with a short 'e' as in 'egg') being the proper pronunciation.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, scale insects, vine weevils, leaf spot, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - woodland areas from northern India and the Himalayas, China, Japan, northern Indonesia, Java and Sumatra.
  • Flower Shape - Anemone - Several rows large outer petals with centre intermingled and stamens
  • Double - Multi rows of petals, no stamen showing
  • Formal double - Multi rows of petals in a symmetrical shape, no stamen showing
  • Paeony - Mass mixed irregular petals, with or without stamens
  • Semi-double - Two rows of petals with conspicuous stamens
  • Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
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CAMELLIA 'Adelina Patti'   AWARD

CAMELLIA 'Adelina Patti'  >

Japonica. Mottled single pink with white edge often 'sports' white and red flowers on same bush
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
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1 year £9.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Adolphe Audusson'   AWARD

CAMELLIA 'Adolphe Audusson'  >

Japonica. Large semi-double scarlet with red and yellow stamens
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each
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Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Althaeiflora Gigantea'

CAMELLIA 'Althaeiflora Gigantea'  >

Japonica. Scarlet paeony form with deeper centre
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
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1 year £9.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Anemoniflora'

CAMELLIA 'Anemoniflora'  >

Japonica. Dark crimson, anemone form
Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each

CAMELLIA 'Annie Wylam'   AWARD

CAMELLIA 'Annie Wylam'  >

Japonica. Paeony form mid-pink shading to white in the centre
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1 year £9.50 each
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2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Anticipation'   AWARD

CAMELLIA 'Anticipation'  >

x williamsii. Large paeony form, deep rose-pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
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1 year £9.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Anticipation Variegated'

CAMELLIA 'Anticipation Variegated'  >

x williamsii. Flowers have irregular white flecking
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
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1 year £9.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Apollo'

CAMELLIA 'Apollo'  >

Japonica. Semi-double glowing red, sometimes blotched white.
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Apple Blossom'

CAMELLIA 'Apple Blossom'  >

Japonica. Single white flushed rose
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
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1 year £9.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Arch of Triumph'

CAMELLIA 'Arch of Triumph'  >

Reticulata. Wine red ruffled flower. Paeony type
3 year £40.00 each

CAMELLIA 'Arajishi'

CAMELLIA 'Arajishi'  >

Japonica. (Syn. Beni-arajishi) - distinctive tapering leaves and rose-red paeony flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Auburn White'

CAMELLIA 'Auburn White'  >

x williamsii. Large pure white semi-double
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Ballet Queen'

CAMELLIA 'Ballet Queen'  >

x williamsii. Large flowered salmon pink paeony or anemone form
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each
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Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Beatrice Michael'

CAMELLIA 'Beatrice Michael'  >

X williamsii. Very pale pink single flowers which open flattish
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each
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CAMELLIA 'Betty Sheffield Supreme'

CAMELLIA 'Betty Sheffield Supreme'  >

Japonica. Semi-double white with pink border which often sports
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each
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2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Black Lace'   AWARD

CAMELLIA 'Black Lace'  >

Reticulata. Very dark red formal double flowers with a silvery sheen
2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Black Tie'

CAMELLIA 'Black Tie'  >

Japonica. Formal double with dark red blooms
Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each

CAMELLIA 'Blood of China'

CAMELLIA 'Blood of China'  >

Japonica. Vivid salmon-red with irregular petals
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Blue Danube'

CAMELLIA 'Blue Danube'  >

x williamsii. Rose-lavender paeony form
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Bob Hope'   AWARD

CAMELLIA 'Bob Hope'  >

Japonica. Very dark red large semi-double with a compact growth habit
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Bob's Tinsie'   AWARD

CAMELLIA 'Bob's Tinsie'  >

Japonica. Small brilliant red anemone form flower
3 year £21.00 each

CAMELLIA 'Bonnie Marie'

CAMELLIA 'Bonnie Marie'  >

x williamsii. Large pink semi-double with fluted petals
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
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1 year £9.50 each
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2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Brigadoon'   AWARD

CAMELLIA 'Brigadoon'  >

x williamsii. Very large semi-double, silver pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Brushfield's Yellow'

CAMELLIA 'Brushfield's Yellow'  >

Japonica. Opens creamy yellow, anemone form
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each
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2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Burncoose'

CAMELLIA 'Burncoose'  >

x williamsii. Single pale pink with very compact growth
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1 year £9.50 each
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2 year £18.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Caerhays'

CAMELLIA 'Caerhays'  >

x williamsii. Double purplish pink
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1 year £9.50 each
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CAMELLIA 'Candy Apple'

CAMELLIA 'Candy Apple'  >

Japonica. Paeony form double red
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Captain Rawes'

CAMELLIA 'Captain Rawes'  >

Reticulata. Large ruffled pink
3 year £40.00 each
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CAMELLIA 'Carolyn Williams'

CAMELLIA 'Carolyn Williams'  >

x williamsii. Rose-pink single with deeper streaks which opens flat
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each

CAMELLIA 'Celebration'

CAMELLIA 'Celebration'  >

x williamsii. Sport of Donation with much larger fuller flowers which are a very deep pink and almost red
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each

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