Camellia reticulata Lindl.

Net-veined Camellia

Family: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia

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.


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