17 Captivating Camellias

This romantic evergreen shrub and Southern favorite does well in partial shade.

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'Dragon Fireball'

Camellia hybrid ‘Dragon Fire Ball’ is a stunning camellia with an anemone form and features red blossoms with a white margin, yellow anthers and light yellow filaments.

'April Remembered'

Monrovia's pretty pink 'April Remembered' camellia is bred to better tolerant cold regions, blooming earliest in mild regions and later in colder areas of the country.

'Sparkling Burgundy'

Camellia hiemalis 'Sparkling Burgundy' is a ruby-red camellia with a peony form and a vigorous growth rate.

'Snow Flurry'

Camellia oleifera hybrid ‘Snow Flurry’ has an anemone bloom form with a spreading growth habit.

'Professor Charles Sargent'

Camellia japonica ‘Professor Sargent’ is an old favorite camellia with dense red peony-style blooms.

'Debutante'

Light pink Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’ boasts bushy, vigorous growth and originates in Charleston, South Carolina.

'Donation'

Camellia x williamsii, 'Donation', is a popular evergreen shrub with a long lasting display of large, semi double, pink flowers in spring which stand out well against glossy, dark green leaves. Suitable for growing in container or in border.

'April Blush'

Watch for 'April Blush' to unfold its pale pink, semi-double flowers from late winter into early spring. Try this evergreen shrub as a foundation or specimen plant, in mixed borders, or as a hedge.

'Yuletide'

Fragrant Camellis sasanqua 'Yuletide' has crimson petals contrasted with beautiful gold stamens.

Camellia Nitidissima

Camellia nitidissima is a fragrant and very unusual camellia for its lovely yellow color.

Camellia Azalea

Camellia azalea is the first summer blooming camellia in the United States and features small bright red blooms.

'Black Magic'

'Black Magic' features dark glossy red flowers and has holly-like foliage.

'Alba Plena'

Hardy in zones 8 to 10, Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena' is an old variety with pure white blooms and glossy, dark green foliage.

Camellia x williamsii

Camellia x williamsii is a hybrid of Camellia saluenensis and Camellia japonica. The cupped semi double blooms are spectacular. Flowering begins in late February in a continuous series into May in cool, sunny spring conditions.

'Kramer's Supreme'

A perfect blossom of Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme' blooms in Atlanta socialite Danielle Rollins' garden. See more of Rollins' garden here.

Camellia sasanqua

The camellia's first cousin, the sasanqua, blooms earlier than the camellia and offers smaller flowers and foliage.

'Polar Ice'

'Polar Ice' is a cold-hardy, fall blooming hybrid camellia with pretty white blooms.