How many cultivars does Camellia japonica have?

Camellia japonica is the predominant species of the genus and counts over 30 000 cultivars in a wide array of flower forms and colors. Its shapely habit, handsome, glossy foliage and fabulous flowers have attracted gardeners for hundreds of years in Japan, China and Korea.

When do Camellia japonica flowers start to bloom?

Depending upon the camellia variety, flowering may start as early as October and finish as late as mid-March. The flowers on each plant will usually last three to four weeks. Most camellias prefer shade to part-shade with some protection from drying winter winds.

What kind of plant is a camellia X Williams?

Camellia x williamsii are the first camellia hybrids. Generally blooming after the Japanese camellias, they result from the cross of Camellia japonica and Camellia saluenensis. Among the most cold-hardy camellias, most of them are extremely vigorous, free-blooming, with attractive, semi-glossy, leathery leaves.

When was the first painting of Camellia japonica made?

Camellia japonica has appeared in paintings and porcelain in China since the 11th century. Early paintings of the plant are usually of the single red flowering type.

How long has camellia forest nursery been breeding?

New additions to our collection include introductions from both our and other breeding programs, as well as older varieties that have proven themselves over time. For nearly 40 years, our breeding program has worked to create plants that display vigorous growth, exceptional cold-hardiness, and breathtaking flowers.

Where to buy the best camellia shrubs for sale?

Rest assured, when you buy Camellia shrubs for sale online from Wilson Bros Gardens, we safely ship the highest quality container-grown specimens that are ready upon arrival to plant and provide stunning beauty for years to come in your gardens – Guaranteed! The Plants you want… Wilson Bros Gardens brings you awesome every day!

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