Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. The lovely, fragrant, waxen blooms come in many colors and types. A really beautiful addition to your southern garden. They thrive in semi-shade. They grow well in slightly acidic soil that is well drained.
If you have room for a bush it can be from 6′ to 12′ feet tall in height and width. The dark 4″ leathery leaves complement the blooms that measure 5-6′ across. Currently in bloom in the Woodland Garden at Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL.
Also, join us for Horticulture Study February 10th at 9:30 AM; General Meeting February 15th at 10:00 AM; Gardens in Paradise tour March 13th at 9:30 AM. More information on our website SarasotaGardenClub.org.
Submitted by Kay Weber, Botanical Gardens Chair, Sarasota Garden Club