Camellias ~ The Queen of Ornamentals!
Camellias are evergreen shrubs or trees that are native to China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Over the past few hundred years however, they have made their way into our gardens and hearts here in the USA. Their characteristics are so diverse that no other ornamental can compete. They typically bloom fall through spring in climate zones 7, 8 and 9. But with recent advancements in breeding Cold Hardy Camellias, we can now extend that boundary to even more cooler climates. They can live for hundreds of years and they have a wide variety of growth habits, leaf sizes, textures and patterns, color ranges and color patterns such as stripes, blotches and specks, as well as hybrids with fragrance! And most importantly Camellias do not have thorns!
With new advances in breeding, we will soon see camellias that can bloom all year long – not just in fall -spring. Today there are varieties that do bloom in the summer, although not available on the mainstream market yet, it will not be long! It is no wonder why they are referred to as The Queen Of Ornamentals!
The Southeastern Camellia Society & Camelliaweb Express
The SECS & CamelliaWeb Express is here to introduce you to the wonderful world of Camellias. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and preservation of the Genus Camellia. We created Camelliaweb Express to inspire many gardeners as possible, and to give you the information you want and need to enjoy the Camellia as much as we do.
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On Camelliaweb Express, you’ll find interesting articles and information all relating to camellias. You’ll find information on growing, new and exciting camellia cultivars, inspiring stories from those who love camellias, and a valuable Camellia Market to help you locate camellias or camellia related items to purchase!
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The Southeastern Camellia Society Inc is a non-profit, tax exempt organization. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and preservation for the genus Camellia and all of it’s species. All of our support comes directly from contributors who love and appreciate the camellia as much as we do. We do not sell any products or plants. Please consider making a contribution! Your contributions are 100% tax deductible!