Camellia is a genus of about250 species of evergreen shrubs and trees in the Theaceae family, native to eastern Asia.
Perfectly shaped, wahy blooms come in a remarkable range of sizes, colors and forms. It is always lovely to see this long-blooming and shade-loving flower!
The genus was named in honor of Georg Joseph Kamel (sometimes spoken of as “Father Camellus”), a Jesuit missionary, pharmacist and naturalist.
Camellia represents desire, passion, admiration and perfection.
It is also considered as a symbol of longevity.
Interesting facts about Camellia:
Benefits and Uses
Camellia is used as medicine to treat asthma, bacterial infections and heart disease.
While most people think of Camellias as garden flowers, the main economic value of Camellia is the production of tea.
Camellia is also used in cooking and for oil production.
Some Camellia species are famous for their ornamental value, especially Camellia japonica, Camellia reticulata and Camellia sasanqua.
Camellia offers a large palette of colors, from white to yellow, pink red and purple.
Spring, Autumn, Winter
Although its a slow grower, Camellia reaches a height of 1-6 metres (3-20 ft).
These plants will perform best in moist and well drained soil, with a ph between 5.5 and 6.5.