There is more than one Camellia
By Kathy Conner Cornell VCE Southside Master Gardener Recently my husband had a dental visit and I was along to fill out the forms – a small thing to do for someone who cooks all our meals. Walking to the office I saw something that stopped me dead in my tracks. There beside me was a large evergreen shrub loaded with pink blooms. I recognized it as Camellia sasanqua. Most of us are familiar with the spring blooming camellia, C. japonica but C. sasanqua blooms in the fall and can be just as impressive.