Phases of Camellia

Cameilla Bud
Camellia beginning to open
Camellia mostly open
Camellia in full bloom
Camellia Bush

Camellia belongs to the family Theaceae. They’re found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. While this plant is not native to my region, the Pacific Northwest, Western North America. It is a good friend to the PNW gardener. It’s ability to “plays well with others” and not dominate everything in the landscape gives it an A+ in my opinion! It’s content to share space with native ferns and Redwood sorrel. I’m sorry, I don’t know which species of Camellia this is.

Feel free to use any of these pictures for artistic inspiration. If you do, please comment with a link or email me. I would love to see it! Thank you!