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CAMELLIA

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.
  • Burncoose Specialities - Camellias -
  • 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 - 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

Buy Varieties of CAMELLIA

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CAMELLIA 'Strawberry Parfait'

CAMELLIA 'Strawberry Parfait'  >

Japonica. semi-double or paeony flowers with rose-pink petals overlaid with crimson stripes
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
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Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Sundae'

CAMELLIA 'Sundae'  >

Japonica. Miniature red anemone form flowers
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
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Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Takanini'

CAMELLIA 'Takanini'  >

Japonica. Deep plum-red flowers
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
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Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Tiffany'

CAMELLIA 'Tiffany'  >

Japonica. Double soft pink
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Tiny Princess'

CAMELLIA 'Tiny Princess'  >

Japonica. White semi-double flowers shaded a delicate pink
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each 
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CAMELLIA transnokoensis   AWARD

CAMELLIA transnokoensis  >

Species - red buds and a profusion of small white sweetly scented flowers
 
3 year £35.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Tricolor'   AWARD

CAMELLIA 'Tricolor'  >

Japonica. Semi-double white streaked rose and red
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CAMELLIA 'Tristrem Carlyon'

CAMELLIA 'Tristrem Carlyon'  >

Reticulata. Paeony form, red with central petaloids streaked white
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Valley Knudsen'

CAMELLIA 'Valley Knudsen'  >

Ruffled mid pink
 
3 year £40.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

CAMELLIA x vernalis 'Dawn'

CAMELLIA x vernalis 'Dawn'  >

Species. Very early flowering with semi-double white flowers (small size only)
 
Small £13.50 each 
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Available from January 2022 - Awaiting new stock
2 year £20.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CAMELLIA x vernalis 'Yuletide'

CAMELLIA x vernalis 'Yuletide'  >

Small red flowers around Christmas time
 
3 year only £30.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Virginia Carlyon'

CAMELLIA 'Virginia Carlyon'  >

Japonica. Large crimson velvet, semi-double
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Water Lily'   AWARD

CAMELLIA 'Water Lily'  >

x williamsii. Formal double, lavender flushed bright pink
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CAMELLIA 'William Bartlett'

CAMELLIA 'William Bartlett'  >

Japonica. Pale pink with splashes and flecks of darker pink
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Winter's Charm'

CAMELLIA 'Winter's Charm'  >

Oleifera hybrid. Pale lavender-pink, anemone form, scented flowers
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Winter's Dream'

CAMELLIA 'Winter's Dream'  >

Oleifera hybrid. Medium pink, semi-double
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CAMELLIA 'Winter's Interlude'

CAMELLIA 'Winter's Interlude'  >

Oleifera hybrid. Small or minature sized pink anemone-shaped flowers
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
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Available from January 2022 - Awaiting new stock

CAMELLIA 'Winter's Joy'

CAMELLIA 'Winter's Joy'  >

Oleifera hybrid. Bright pink semi-double or paeony form with wavy margins
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
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Available from January 2022 - Awaiting new stock
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Multibuy Any 3+ £18.00 each
Any 5+ £16.00 each
3 year £21.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CAMELLIA 'Winter's Snowman'

CAMELLIA 'Winter's Snowman'  >

Oleifera hybrid. Semi-double white flowers. Vigorous upright habit
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
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Available from January 2022 - Awaiting new stock
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CAMELLIA 'Winter's Toughie'

CAMELLIA 'Winter's Toughie'  >

Oleifera hybrid. Pink semi-double
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
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Available from January 2022 - Awaiting new stock

CAMELLIA 'Winton'

CAMELLIA 'Winton'  >

Sasanqua x williamsii. Similar to 'Cornish Snow' but with delicate pink flowers
 
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
Any 5+ £7.00 each
1 year £9.50 each 
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Available from January 2022 - Awaiting new stock
Multibuy Any 3+ £15.00 each
Any 5+ £13.00 each
2 year £18.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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