CAMELLIA

1 year old plants
All £10.50 each, any 3 for £27.00 or any 5 for £40.00

2 year old plants
All £21.00 each, any 3 for £48.00 or any 5 for £70.00


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
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • 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.
    Youtube video
  • 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Some are scented
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
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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 'St Michael'

CAMELLIA 'St Michael'

x williamsii. Free flowering single pink, usually out by February

 
3 year
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£24.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Strawberry Parfait'

CAMELLIA 'Strawberry Parfait'

Japonica. semi-double or paeony flowers with rose-pink petals overlaid with crimson stripes

 
1 year
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£10.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
2 year
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MULTIBUY Any 3+ £16.00 each
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£21.00 each 
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3 year
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£24.00 each 
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4 year
£35.00 each 
CAMELLIA 'Strawberry Swirl'

CAMELLIA 'Strawberry Swirl'

Japonica. Soft pink paeony flowers with white margins on the petals and an occasional rose stripe

 
1 year
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£10.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
2 year
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MULTIBUY Any 3+ £16.00 each
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£21.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Sundae'

CAMELLIA 'Sundae'

Japonica. Miniature red anemone form flowers

 
2 year
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£21.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Takanini'

CAMELLIA 'Takanini'

Japonica. Deep plum-red flowers

 
1 year
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£10.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
2 year
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £16.00 each
MULTIBUY Any 5+ £14.00 each
£21.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
3 year
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MULTIBUY Any 3+ £21.00 each
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£24.00 each 
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4 year
£35.00 each 
CAMELLIA 'The Czar'

CAMELLIA 'The Czar'

Japonica. Large semi-double crimson

 
1 year
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£10.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
CAMELLIA 'Tiffany'

CAMELLIA 'Tiffany'

Japonica. Double soft pink

 
1 year
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£10.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
2 year
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MULTIBUY Any 3+ £16.00 each
MULTIBUY Any 5+ £14.00 each
£21.00 each 
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4 year
£35.00 each 
CAMELLIA 'Tiny Princess'

CAMELLIA 'Tiny Princess'

Japonica. White semi-double flowers shaded a delicate pink

 
1 year
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£10.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
 AWARD
CAMELLIA transnokoensis

CAMELLIA transnokoensis

Species - sweetly scented small white single flowers

 
3 year
£35.00 each 
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
CAMELLIA 'Tregye'

CAMELLIA 'Tregye'

Japonia. Large single red opening flat

 
1 year
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£10.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
 AWARD
CAMELLIA 'Tricolor'

CAMELLIA 'Tricolor'

Japonica. Semi-double white streaked rose and red

 
1 year
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£10.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
2 year
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £16.00 each
MULTIBUY Any 5+ £14.00 each
£21.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
CAMELLIA 'Tristrem Carlyon'

CAMELLIA 'Tristrem Carlyon'

Reticulata. Paeony form, red with central petaloids streaked white

 
1 year
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£10.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
2 year
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £16.00 each
MULTIBUY Any 5+ £14.00 each
£21.00 each 
Currently out of stock, please check again soon
3 year
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MULTIBUY Any 3+ £21.00 each
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£24.00 each 
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CAMELLIA 'Valley Knudsen'

CAMELLIA 'Valley Knudsen'

ruffled mid pink

 
3 year
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£40.00 each 
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£45.00 each 
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
CAMELLIA x vernalis 'Dawn'

CAMELLIA x vernalis 'Dawn'

Species. Very early flowering with semi-double white flowers

 
Small
£13.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
4 year
£35.00 each 
CAMELLIA x vernalis 'Yuletide'

CAMELLIA x vernalis 'Yuletide'

small red flowers around Christmas time

 
2 year
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£25.00 each 
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3 year
£30.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - 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.
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Levington
Sulphate of Iron
Boosts soil acidity. Feeds ericaceous plants and helps prevent moss. Corrects leaf yellowing caused by iron deficiency. Easy to use, low dust granules
Only £11.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Blood, Fish & Bone
Improves vegetable, fruit and flower quality. Blood, Fish and Bone contains three major nutrients essential for strong and healthy growth.
Only £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Ericaceous Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser
Specially developed organic concentrated seaweed feed for ericaceous plants that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™ Ericoid.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Azalea, Rhododendron & Shrub Fertiliser
For healthy growth and flowering of ericaceous plants, Azalea, Rhododendron & Shrub Fertiliser is perfect for acid-loving plants.
Only £12.00

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