Our Camellia bushes bloomed off and on since last fall and some bushes are still in bloom (mid April).
Types of Camellia
There are two major varieties of Camellia: Camellia Sasanqua and Camellia Japonica. Generally, there are two differences between them:
- Time of bloom – Sasanqua generally bloom in the late fall and beginning of winter while Japonica bloom in later winter and into the spring.
- Bloom falls – Sasanqua blooms fall off one petal at a time, while Japonica blooms fall as an entire bloom.
Our Camellia Japonica blooms are almost all gone but here are some of the most beautiful blooms from February:
Here is a gallery of photos of our Camellia Japonicas:
We have several previous pages which include some very pretty photos:White & Pink Camellia Japonica Pink Camellia Sasanqua Pink Camellia Sasanqua Camellia Sasanqua Entrance
If you would like to know more about Camellias, the Wikipedia page has a very nice description of the plant. They also include some history and uses of the plant. Examples: In Asian countries they make tea from the leaves. They press the seeds and extract the oil which they use in cooking. They even use the oil from the plant for hair care!
You might also like to visit the International Camellia Society webpage. Their site offers more photos and articles about Camellias.