Category: Tree - Evergreen
Zones: 8 to 10
Size: To 10' tall
Exposure: Part Shade, Shade
Large leaves, net-veined. Open habit. Very large flowers.
The C. reticulata has the habit of C. japonica. The leaves are rigid, oblong, acuminate at each end, serrated, flat, not shining, and reticulated with deeply sunken veins. Flowers very large, bright clear purple, with the appearance of a Paeony... (Bot. Reg.)
Published in Bot. Reg. 13: 1078 in 1827.
This splendid new species of Camellia has been in this country several years, but it did not produce its flowers till the spring of 1826, when it blossomed in the Conservatory of Thomas Carey Palmer, Esquire, at Bromley. To this gentleman it had been brought from Chma by Captain Rawes, in compliment to whom it has received its English name. Our drawing was made from plants in the possession of the Horticultural Society, by whom they were imported in the Lowther Castle, East Indiaman, in 1824, in the care of Mr. John Damper Parks.
Native to China.
Introduced in 1844.
- Camellia hybrida
- Camellia brevistyla (Hayata) Cohen-Stuart
- Camellia caudata Wall.
- Camellia chrysanthoides H.T.Chang
- Camellia crapnelliana Tutcher
- Camellia edithae Hance
- Camellia grijsii Hance
- Camellia hiemalis Nakai
- Camellia japonica L.
- Camellia nitidissima C.W.Chi
- Camellia saluenensis Stapf ex Bean
- Camellia sasanqua Thunb.
- Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze
- Camellia transarisanensis (Hayata) Cohen-Stuart
- Camellia x williamsii W.W.Sm.